Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Family Canoe Programs through the Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh at Milford Point

Join us on a guided canoe tour of the Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh in Milford. Steeped in local history, the Marsh offers an abundance of birds and other wildlife, beautiful vistas and a chance to paddle and relax. Bring water and wear shoes that can get wet. Tours leave from the CAS Coastal Center at Milford Point; contact us for more information (Tel. 203-878 7440).

Trip routes are subject to change due to weather. Wind may cause trips to be canceled, even on sunny days; please call 1 hour to 90 minutes in advance for trip status. Advance registration required. Sign up early for these popular tours! Inquire about additional tour dates in October.

These are some of the birds regularly encountered during our canoe trips!
Great Egret

Dunlin (and Ruddy Turnstone flying off on right)

Snowy Egret

Common Tern

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Glossy Ibis

Canoe Trips Schedule:
Sat., June 12, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sun., June 13, 11:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Sat., June 26, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sat., July 10, 9:15-11:45 a.m.
Sat., July 17, 3:15-5:45 p.m.
Sat., July 24, 9:30 a.m.-noon.
Sun., July 25, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sat., July 31, 2-4:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 1, 2:30-5 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 14, 1:45-4:15 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 28, 12:45-3:15 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 11, 12:30-3 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 12, 1:30-4 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fees using our canoes:
CAS Members: $25/person, $65/canoe (up to 3 people); Non-members: $35/person, $95/canoe.

Fees when bringing your own canoe or kayak: $19 CAS Members, $29 Non-members.

Canoe picture by Frank Gallo, all other photographs copyright Twan Leenders

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