Summer Outside 2009

Paddle to Bird Island and Beyond

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Saturday, September 26, 7am-9am, 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 eighth and final outing of the summer season on Saturday, September 26 from 7am- 9am. Led by Anne Hammond, the paddle will depart Butler Cove in N. Bath offering gorgeous vistas of Merrymeeting Bay on the way to Bird Island, the largest in a series of ledges extending from Brick Island in the middle of Merrymeeting Bay.  Bird Island itself is a magnificent place to see birds of many species, including eagles, cormorants, song sparrows, yellow throats and warblers. Time permitting; the tour will include a trip to Brick Island and possibly Sturgeon Island as well. 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 13th season of FOMB’s winter Speaker Series begins Wednesday, October 14th with a presentation by Rich Silkman, of GridSolar LLC, on alternative options to CMP’s Maine Power Reliability Program. This year’s Series runs from October through May on the second Wednesday of each month and is presented with support from the Patagonia Outlet in Freeport.
To receive more information about FOMB’s programs call Misty Gorski, Executive Coordinator, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, at 582-5608 or <> , also on the web at <>  .
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