Canoe Excursion Planned to Explore and Clean Up Essex County Waterways
Tuesday June 5th, 2012
Posted at 3:15pm
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The Friends of Cedar, Mill, and Wigle Creeks will be holding this year’s Cedar Creek Canoe Excursion at Camp Cedarwin in Essex this Saturday from 9am to noon.
The excursion has two reasons: one is to explore one of the most beautiful waterways in the area, and the other is an opportunity to remove garbage from the creek, for those that are willing and able.
This year’s excursion will offer basic canoe lessons for those beginner paddlers. Participants can also ride in the North Canoe, a larger canoe that holds 10 people, including ERCA’s Water Quality Specialist, Chitra Gowda, who will be talking about the water quality of Cedar Creek and surrounding waters. For those staying on dry land, a nature walk through the camp will be offered. A potluck lunch will begin at noon. Participants are asked to bring their own plates, cups, and silverware along with their chosen dish to share with the group. This event is free, and will take place rain or shine.
Located adjacent to Cedar Creek, Camp Cedarwin is located at 1495 Arner Town Line, just south of County Road 20 in Essex. A limited number of canoes and life jackets will be available to the public on a first come, first serve basis. If you plan to bring your own canoe, please remember to bring your own life jacket, bailer, line, and whistle.