Women’s Canoe Trip at the Lloyd Center

Ladies night out! Join Lloyd Center Outreach Director, Liz Moniz, for an enjoyable canoe trip on the historic Slocum River on August 26. There is also a short hike through the Lloyd Center’s forest to the launch site.

This event will take place on Sunday, August 26from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Participants will meet at the Lloyd Center Headquarters located at 430 Potomska Road in Dartmouth. Wear clothing and footwear that you don’t mind getting wet and bring a non-alcoholic beverage. The cost of the trip is $32 for Lloyd Center members and $40 for non-members. Appropriate for ages 15 and older. All equipment will be provided. Pre-registration deadline is 12 o’clock pm (noon) on Friday, August 24.

To learn more about this event or to pre-register, call Liz at the Lloyd Center (508-990-0505 x15) or simply visit the Center’s website (http://lloydcenter.org/calendar) and register online. This is a very popular trip and space is limited, so please register early.

The Lloyd Center for the Environment, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1978 and situated with its headquarters and spectacular nature preserve overlooking the scenic Slocum River estuary, has achieved a well-earned reputation for excellence in environmental research and education. Through its innovative outreach programs, it has established itself as a highly regarded leader in the ongoing effort to raise awareness of the area’s fragile coastal resources and the importance of protecting them.

The Center’s 82-acre property offers over five miles of walking trails, the “Bridge to Discovery” dock on the Slocum River, vernal pools, oak-hickory forest, freshwater wetlands, salt marsh, estuary views, and is home to two injured raptors (a screech owl and red-shouldered hawk).

The Visitor Center is open from 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays, and on Sundays, June – September, free of charge. There, aquarium exhibits offer unique views of live freshwater and saltwater species of fish and other marine critters.

The Center is also home to a fascinating collection of live local reptiles, amphibian, and fish species. At the always popular touch-tank, youngsters learn the hands-on joy of socializing with gentle spider crabs, elusive minnows, sea stars (starfish), whelks, hermit crabs, periwinkles, and mussels.

The top-floor Osprey Room Observatory, with its magnificent views of the Elizabeth Islands and Buzzards Bay, has been designated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs as one of the Commonwealth’s top-fifteen “Special Places”. Through telescopes there, one can get a close-up view of formerly endangered Ospreys, and their chicks, nesting on platforms erected by members of the Center’s research staff.

Trails are open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The Lloyd Center for the Environment is located at 430 Potomska Road, Dartmouth, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.lloydcenter.org or call 508-990-0505.

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