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Paddle the Georges River with the Land Trust

Paddle White Oak section Georges River
Paddle White Oak section Georges River
Posted June 05, 2013, at 3:29 p.m.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location: Warren, Maine

For more information: Georges River Land Trust; 207-594-5166; georgesriver.org

Georges River Land Trust volunteer and devoted paddler Dick Matlack, will lead an exploration of the middle section of the St. George River on Saturday, June 22, beginning at 10 am. Matlack will lead canoeists and kayakers on this extraordinary and undeveloped portion of the river south from White Oak Pond in Warren to the Middle Road bridge and back. The water here is calm and the shoreline is close enough to offer opportunities for diverse wildlife sightings. It is not uncommon to see eagles, turtles, herons and sometimes beavers!

Participants should bring their boat, paddles, PFDs, lunch, water, and binoculars. Registration is required, so please call the Land Trust at 594-5166 to register. Participants will be emailed directions to the meeting location in Warren. Timely registration is urged, as these paddles are a popular event.

Being on the river, perhaps especially in this section, illustrates and celebrates the mission of the Land Trust to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education and outdoor experiences.

This event is part of the Georges River Land Trust’s 2013 series, including hikes on the Georges Highland Path, the Garden Tour and lectures on flora, fauna and the river’s history. The next event in a barefoot hike and lunch for kids and grandparents on the Thorndike Brook section of the Georges Highland Path in Rockport on Wednesday, July 31, at 10 am.

For more information, visit GeorgesRiver.org or phone (207) 594-5166.

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