Beth Heckman            (603)778-0015                                                                                  

July 9 , 2014

Explore from the Headwaters to the Ocean

Sign up now for the Watershed Series Kayak Program put on by the Great Bay Discovery Center.

Join us for our NEW Watershed Series Kayak Program. This trip series will take us from the River to the Sea. We will focus on learning how human activities and behavior at the top of the watershed affect other people and the environment all the way from the headwaters to the ocean. This paddle series will consist of three trips with each focusing on a section of the watershed. You can sign up for all three, but it is not required.

First Trip: Sunset Birding
Estuary...Where the rivers meet the sea. This brackish water habitat creates an excellent environment for our beaked friends. As the sky turns a lovely hue, we will look for osprey, great blue heron, egret, king fisher, and many more estuary inhabitants.

Level: No prior paddling experience necessary.
Participants: 12 Date: July 16 from 5-7pm  Location: Great Bay Discovery Center
Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Great Bay Stewards Member, $15 with own kayak

Second Trip: Celebrate Freshwater!
We will focus on the freshwater habitats at the top of the watershed. Everything that happens in this part of the ecosystem, from animal movement to human behavior, affects all life downstream. Pawtuckaway Lake is surrounded by beautiful forested mountains, with clear waters, that make this a breathtaking paddling experience.

Level: Prior kayak experience is necessary. Please provide your own kayak for this program.
Participants: 12 Date: July 19 from 10 -1pm  Location: Pawtuckaway State Park, Neal’s Cove Boat Launch
Cost: $15 per person and up to $5 entrance fee per person

Third Trip: Coastal Kayak Beautification
The end of the estuary or beginning of the ocean will provide us with a challenging paddling day, as well as an opportunity to tie the entire watershed system together. Harbor seals are possible making this a definite summer adventure! To help give back we will also partake in a rocky shoreline beautification project for the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation.

Level: Prior kayak experience is necessary. Please provide your own kayak for this program.
Participants: 15 Date: August 23 from 10-2pm  Location: Odiorne Point Boat Launch in Rye (just over the Witch’s Creek bridge) Cost: $20 and up to a $5 parking fee


TO REGISTER Please call (603) 778-0015.

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