Summer Outside 2015!

Little Swan Island Evening Paddle

Thursday July 9th, 2015 5:30-7:30pm
Swan Island Ferry Landing, Richmond

Photo: Ed Friedman

Join Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) on Thursday, July 9th at 5:30pm for an evening paddle, or row, to Little Swan Island on the Kennebec River. Participants will meet and launch from the Swan Island ferry landing just north of the Richmond Town Landing.

If time permits the group will circumnavigate the Island. Little Swan is a well established bald eagle nesting site, an important archaeological site and hosts some of the prettiest paddling in the Bay area. It is part of the Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area, which also includes Swan Island, and is administered by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.

The FOMB Summer Outside! Series is the warm weather counterpart to FOMB’s popular Winter Speaker Series.  This event is free and open to the public. Participants must bring their own boat and PFD as well as have at least intermediate boating skills. Pre-registration with trip leader Warren Whitney at 666-3376 is required.

The next FOMB Outside 2015! event will be a Search and Rescue Dog demonstration with trained volunteers from Maine Search & Rescue Dogs ( on Saturday, July 25th, 9-11am at the Merrymeeting Bay Wildlife Management Area in Bowdoinham. Pre-registration is with Jim Bridge at 725-8432. For more information on FOMB programs, call Ed Friedman at 666-3372 or go to the FOMB web site at .

Little Swan Island
Photo: Ed Friedman
Watercolors by
Sarah Stapler