Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beat the heat with a canoe

The following is a message from Coastal Center Director Frank Gallo:

Join us for a relaxing paddle through the Wheeler Salt Marsh this weekend; there's usually a cool breeze. It's an evening canoe starting at 4:15 p.m on Saturday, July 23. Tuesday's trip with our campers produced 10 Yellow-crowned Night Herons, 1 Black-crowned Night-Heron, 9 Great Egrets, 3 Snowy Egrets, 12 Willets (one flock), 2 Least Sandpipers, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper resting in the grass at high tide, 11 Marsh Wrens, 7 Bank Swallows and assorted other birds. We hope you can join us. Please call Louise at 203-878-7440 x 502. For a complete listing of canoe tours, check our webpage at under Coastal Center ( or read below.

Family Canoe Programs
Through the Charles E. Wheeler Salt Marsh
Saturday, July 23 at 4:15 p.m.–6:45 p.m. (evening canoe)
Saturday, July 30 at 10:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Saturday, August 6 at 4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. (evening canoe)
Saturday, August 13 at 10:15 a.m–12:45 p.m.
Saturday, September 17 at 1:30–4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18 at 2:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
Join us on a guided canoe tour of the Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh. 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. Contact the Coastal Center for more information. Trip routes are subject to change due to weather. Wind may cause trips to be canceled, even on sunny days; please call 1-1.5 hours in advance for trip status. Advance registration required. Sign-up early for these popular tours! Inquire about tour dates in October. (* Bring a lunch on these days)

Coastal Center Canoes
CAS Members $25/person, $65/canoe (3 people)
Non-members $35/person, $95/canoe (3people)

Private Canoe/Kayak
$19 CAS Members, $29 Non-members

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