Sassafras River Association Heron Rookery Paddle ‘N Picnic


Join the Sassafras River Association on Saturday, April 12th at 9AM as we paddle on the Sassafras River and Dyer Creek to one of the Heron Rookeries to see dozens of heron nests, plenty of adult herons, and maybe some chicks! There is also a bald eagle nest in the vicinity. We may also paddle up Hall Creek alongside the DuPont Estate for those of you who are interested.

The paddling will be from 9 AM until around 11:30 AM or so, at which time we will ease back to shore for a hamburger and hotdog cookout in a beautiful setting overlooking the Sassafras.

Bring your kayak or canoe, paddles, a life jacket for all paddlers, a hat, sunscreen, and binoculars. If you don’t have a canoe or kayak we may be able to provide a limited number of boats or find room in someone else’s boat, but please let us know at least a week in advance of the trip. We’ll be close to high tide so we’ll have plenty of water.

The paddle is free for SRA members and $10 for non-members. Children are free. Please RSVP by Monday, April 7th (if you have your own boat) or Friday April 4th (if you need a boat).

Contact Emmett Duke at or (410)275-1400. Please tell us your name, the number of people in your group, and a phone number and email you can be reached at.

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