Summer Outside 2010

Merrymeeting Bay Paddle
Saturday, September 4, 7:30am-11:30am,
Butler Cove, N. Bath
This event is FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration required. To register, contact Anne Hammond at 442-8535
Kayakers, rowers, and canoeists, it’s time again to strap on your PFDs
and join Friends of Merrymeeting Bay for their sixth outing of the summer season on Saturday, September 4 from 7:30am- 11:30am. Led by Anne Hammond, the paddle will depart Butler Cove in N. Bath offering gorgeous vistas of Merrymeeting Bay. Participants will travel to Bird Island, the largest in a series of ledges extending from Brick Island in the middle of Merrymeeting Bay, then paddle to wild rice stands near the mouth of the Abagadasset River.  Bird Island itself is a magnificent place to see birds of many species, including eagles, cormorants, song sparrows, yellow throats and warblers. All are welcome—intermediate paddling skills, boat, PFD and a love of nature, are the only requirements. Paddlers will meet in North Bath’s Butler Cove. Come rain or shine. Pre-registration required. To register, contact Anne Hammond at 442-8535.
Merrymeeting Bay, at the junction of 6 rivers drains nearly 40% of Maine and is recognized as an internationally significant resource for its migratory waterfowl, anadromous fish populations including sturgeon and salmon, as well as its bald eagles and rare plants. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay works to protect and improve the Bay through land protection, education, research and advocacy.

The next FOMB Outside 2010! event will be a Rare Mud Plant Walk at Choice View Farm in Dresden on Sunday, September 12th, from 3-5pm. Please pre-register with trip leader Andy Cutko at 666-3162.
The FOMB Summer Outside! Series is the warm weather counterpart to FOMB’s popular Winter Speaker Series. Events are usually free and are open to the public. To receive more information about FOMB’s programs call Misty Gorski, Executive Coordinator, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, at 737-8508 or The full Outside! Series is on the web at: <>  .
Watercolors by
Sarah Stapler