Sassafras River Association Sponsors Kayak Paddle March 23

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On Saturday, March 23, the Sassafras River Association will sponsor a canoe/ kayak paddle to view the heron rookery and eagle nests on the upper Sassafras River. Join the Sassafras River Association as we paddle the upper reaches of the Sassafras River to view one of the area’s largest heron rookeries.

Early spring is the ideal time to view herons and the diverse avifauna of the upper Sassafras. We’ll see dozens of heron nests, plenty of adult herons, and maybe some chicks! There are also two bald eagle nests within paddling range for those interested. We’ll launch at the Foxhole Road public ramp (next to the south bound ramp from 301S to route 290). Come to relax, enjoy the sounds of nature in the approaching twilight, and explore the Sassafras! Bring your kayak or canoe, warm clothing, a life jacket for all paddlers, and binoculars. SRA will provide a limited number of boats for attendees.

Registration required by Monday, March 18th to reserve a canoe, or register before Thursday, March 21st if you’re using your own canoe/ kayak. Capacity limited to first 25 participants. Rain date: Sunday March 24th.

Rates $10.00 per individual $30.00 per family (up to four immediate family members) SRA Members FREE SRA Family Membership FREE (up to four immediate family members)

Register today by contacting SRA at 410-275-1400

Visit SRA’s website to learn more: http://www.sassafrasriver.org/Events/ index.php

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