Don’t Fear the Swamp!

What is a wetland? Is it water? is it land? Learn how to have fun in wetlands and protect them during a family-friendly Bay Adventure in Mattapoisett on May 18. Through hands-on exploration, participants of all ages will discover what makes a wetland and why these habitats are so important.

The program will take place at the Mattapoisett River Reserve, a nearly 400-acre nature preserve with a tremendous variety of freshwater wetlands, including swamps, marshes, rivers and a cranberry bog.

“Wetlands are historically misunderstood and underappreciated, largely because people have never had a chance to explore them,” said Rob Hancock, Vice-President of Education and Public Engagement with the Buzzards Bay Coalition. “In this program, we’ll put on waders and boots, grab nets, and get down and dirty exploring wetland ecology and life.”

The Bay Adventure, which will run from 9:00 to 11:00 am, is free for Coalition members and $10 for non-members. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Rob Hancock at 508-999-6363, ext. 222 or Don’t Fear the Swamp! is part of the Coalition’s Bay Adventures series: programs designed for explorers of all ages to get outside and discover Buzzards Bay. Visit for more information.

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