Summer Outside 2009

Little Swan Island Evening Paddle .

Event              Little Swan Island Evening paddle
When:             Tuesday July 14. 6:00-8:00pm

Where:            Swan Island Ferry Landing, Richmond

Join Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00pm for an evening paddle or row on the Kennebec River to Little Swan Island. Participants will meet at 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 2009! event will be a Historical Tour of Swan Island held Saturday, August 15, 1-3pm with Jay Robbins. Pre-registration and $8.00 access fee are required. Attendance is limited. To register, contact Misty Gorski at 582-5608 or <> . Continuing all this week, July 13-17, will be FOMB’s Archeological Dig at Thwings Pt. in Woolwich. Several spots are still available. To sign up or learn more about the dig please contact Dig Coordinator Sarah Cowperthwaite 449-1450 or <> . For more information on FOMB programs, call Misty Gorski, Executive Coordinator, at 582-5608 or go to the FOMB web site at <> .
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