Paddle the Marshes of Maurice River
Harold N. Peek Preserve | Sun, September 10, 2017, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Paddle the calm tidal waters of the Maurice River, home to a variety of migrating and nesting bird species, including ducks, wrens, sparrows, blackbirds, and harriers—many of which feed on the lush wild rice fields there.
Led by Natural Lands’ staff members Steve Eisenhauer and Brian Johnson, this journey offers a special perspective on a picturesque eco-system.
Located along the freshwater, tidal Maurice River, the Harold N. Peek Preserve is home to some of the healthiest wild rice marsh in southern New Jersey. This wetland habitat is an excellent place to observe a wide variety of birds, especially migrating waterfowl and raptors. The preserve is part of the Maurice River Corridor “Important Bird Area” (a National Audubon Society designation).
Dress for the season and wear shoes that can get wet. Binoculars and cameras may be used at your own risk; best to bring a dry-bag to protect valuables. Bring a water bottle and a brown-bag lunch to enjoy at our picnic tables. Canoes, kayaks, paddles, and life vests provided. Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
NOTE: Please use the intersection of Lilac Street and S. 2nd St. (aka Route 47). The preserve entrance is across from the Lilac Street intersection. The 2100 S. 2nd St. (from Google Maps) address will send you a mile south.
All registrants must sign a Natural Lands Activity Waiver. To save time, please download a waiver (for each participant), complete it in advance, and bring it with you.
Registration required to reserve your spot. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below, or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221. $15 member, $20 non-member.
Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.
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