ST. GEORGE — Georges River Land Trust will host a guided saltwater paddle around Long Cove and Tommy’s Island, in St. George, on Thursday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event has been rescheduled from July 10.
Admission is free, but space is limited so reservations are required, and participants need to provide their own equipment.
The Land Trust will lead canoeists and kayakers on an exploration of secluded Long Cove, a mile-long tidal inlet. The water here is calm and the shoreline is close enough to offer opportunities for diverse wildlife sightings, according to GRLT, in a news release.
“It is not uncommon to see eagles, eiders, herons, and sometimes otters,” said GRLT. “We will circle back around Tommy’s Island, and enjoy our lunch overlooking this 1-acre GRLT preserve.”
Participants will meet on the private property of a GRLT member, and launch boats in an area with medium sized rocks covered with seaweed, so the footing will be somewhat tricky.
Bring your boat, paddles, PFDs, lunch, water, and binoculars.
Note that due to a narrow, rocky road to the shore, no boat trailers will be allowed. Also, cars should have sufficient clearance for driving over low rocks and roots, such as Subaru Outback or higher.
Parking is limited to 12 vehicles, so carpooling is encouraged.
To reserve your spot, call 594-5166.
Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region.
For additional activities and more information, visit georgesriver.org or phone (207) 594-5166.