The best days of summer…

Best days of the summer season are yet to come! Join us out on the water.
Our first Nature Adventure and Water Safety Course was held earlier this month. Lots of time on and in the water, no ticks, and lots of fun. Ask to see our detailed summary and photos. Image
 
The Wednesday Full Moon paddle with Group for the East End is full, but here are some other great trips that are coming up:
 
Intro to Surfing & Beach Ecology

Wednesday & Thursday

August 21-22  10 am – 3 pm
Ages 10-15
 
This course merges two fun topics that one can spend a lifetime mastering: catching waves and beach ecology. We’ll be covering water safety, swimming and paddling in the surf zone, reading waves and rip currents, surfing, the physical processes at work on the beach, beach and dune flora and fauna and their respective adaptations.
Location: Napeague
Fee: $100 per day.
 
Can’t make the age limit? Contact us if you are interested in an adult version of this course, and we can arrange one for September. 
 
Instructors: Mike Bottini and Juliana Duryea. Both of us are professional wildlife biologists, and are CPR, First Responder and ocean certified lifeguards with over 20 years of combined ocean lifeguard experience. Mike is also a a certified water safety instructor (WSI), and worked as an Outbound Bound instructor for many years. Juliana is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School.
 
Georgica Pond Paddle
Thursday
August 22  5:30 – 7:30 pm
 
Beautiful pond to explore by paddlecraft. Rentals available. Leader: Mike Bottini
Sponsored by the Southampton Town Recreations Department. Register with the Town at 631-728-8585.
 
Nature Paddle: Focus – Flowers of the Salt Marsh
Saturday
August 24  ·  9 am – 11 am
Leader: Mike Bottini

This nature paddle will take you along the salt meadows of Accabonac Harbor to observe some of the striking but easily overlooked wildflowers that are in bloom. Single kayaks ($40), tandem kayaks and canoes ($60) and stand up paddleboards ($50) are available to rent (and include lifejackets). Or bring your own.
Photo: Sea Lavender
To make a reservation for this program, please call the South Fork Natural History Museum at 631-537-9735

Upcoming August Nature Paddles

LITTLE NORTHWEST CREEK PADDLE

Saturday, August 3 (9:00 – 11:00am)

We will paddle a short stretch of shoreline in Sag Harbor overlooking Barcelona Neck and Mashomack Point in the distance and enter the easily-overlooked inlet to Little Northwest Creek, a tidal creek marking the western boundary of Barcelona State Park. Catching the slack high tide, we will paddle to its confluence with Rattlesnake Creek, noting the remnants of an old bridge to Sag Harbor, migratory birds, the first salt marsh blooms and other signs of early August. Meet at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. Contact Mike Bottini at mike@peconic.org or 631-267-5228 for rentals or questions. Rentals available: single kayak: $40; tandem or canoe: $60; SUP: $50. Includes paddles and PFDs.

Thursday Evening Paddles
5:30 – 7:30 pm
August 8 North Sea Harbor
August 15 Northwest Creek
August 22 Georgica Pond
August 29 Sagg Pond
For the Thursday evening paddles, please register with the Town of Southampton at (631) 728-8585.

 

FULL MOON PADDLE ON SAGG POND

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


This is a Group for the East End tradition not to be missed!  Join us for a leisurely half-mile paddle across beautiful Sagg Pond to the ocean beach in Sagaponack, where you’ll be treated to a delicious fish barbecue prepared by Peter Ambrose Catering. The sunset over the pond never disappoints, and can only be outdone by the moon rising out of the ocean. After dinner, gather around the bonfire as we toast marshmallows, meet new friends and eat s’mores. Pinch yourself – you’re not dreaming – as you paddle back under the light of the full moon!
IMPORTANT: Please bring your own drinks and towel or chair to sit on – supplies must be transported in your kayak.
If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Lange atklange@eastendenvironment.orgor 631-765-6450 x 216.
 
 

NATURE PADDLE: FOCUS – FLOWERS OF THE SALT MARSH

Saturday, August 24 (9:00 – 11:00am)

This nature paddle will take you along the salt meadows of Accabonac Harbor to observe some of the striking but easily overlooked wildflowers that are in bloom. Single kayaks ($40), tandem kayaks and canoes ($60) and stand up paddleboards ($50) are available to rent (and include lifejackets). Or bring your own.
To make a reservation for this program, please call the museum at 631-537-9735

 

PADDLE THE COVES OF SAG HARBOR

Wednesday August 28, 2013  (5:30 – 7:30 pm) 

Please join us on a paddling exploration of the back bays of Sag Harbor, led by Mike Bottini, an experienced paddler, environmental educator and author of “Exploring East End Waters.” Sponsored by the Peconic Land Trust.

We’ll pass by several historic sites, look for signs of this small estuary’s wildlife, learn about efforts to protect and restore the area’s ecology, and enjoy the setting sun.

Meet us at the Cove Lane launch site, located off Redwood Road and bring your binoculars and water bottle.

To make a reservation or for more information and directions, contact PLT at 631.283.3195 ext 19 or email to events@peconiclandtrust.org.Space is limited and pre-paid reservations are required. Choose a single kayak for $50, or a double kayak for $70. Bringing your own kayak? Its just $10/person.

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