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Westport River Osprey Kayak Trip
Sponsored by Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
Sat, Jun 12, 2010 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Westport River
Instructors: Chris Walz - Property Manager; Ian Ives - Director
Audience: Adult/Child (suitable for children 12 - 18 years)
Members: Adult $45.00, Child free
Nonmembers: Adult $50.00, Child free
The marshes and islands that dot the Westport River are home to perhaps the highest concentration of Osprey anywhere, accommodating over 85 platform nests and inhabiting pairs. This population is one of the longest studied and best known in the world. As a result, this is one of the best locations to observe Osprey in the world.
Join us as we kayak the Westport River and learn about this amazing population and the conservation work Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and its conservation partners are doing to understand it better. This unique trip will give participants the opportunity to see an great number of these birds, their nests and young up close and personal, while accessing the river in a way only kayaks can.
This trip is intended for those with previous kayaking experience, yet all experience levels are welcome. Participants will be required to wear a life vest. Kayaks, paddles and life vests provided.
Instructions and Directions: Meet at the Westport Harbor Road Launch Site, Adamsville Village (Westport).
From Cape Cod, take the Bourne Bridge to Rt 25N.
Take 195 west to exit 10 (this is route 88)
Take 88 south
After going through several stoplights take a right onto Charlotte White Rd.
At the first stop sign (a 4 way stop) take a left onto Main Rd.
Go a couple of miles and take a right onto Adamsville Rd
After a few miles take a left onto Westport Harbor Rd.
The landing where we’ll be launching is shortly on the left.
Registration is required.
For more information, contact:
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
345 Bone Hill Road, P.O. Box 235
Cummaquid, MA 02637