June is Rivers Month and members of the Buckeye Brook Coalition are inviting guests to explore one of Warwick’s hidden treasures Sunday with a free, two-hour paddling event that’s open to the pubic.
During the event, which will launch at 7:30 a.m., Paul Earnshaw of the Buckeye Brook Coalition will lead the group and make several stops along the way to discuss more than 300 years of history. Topics will include environmental issues that impact many local waterways; river herring and why declines of 95 percent exist; the exploration of wildlife and picturesque scenery, as well as see the progress of the brackish marsh restoration project the coalition started two years ago.
The trip will begin with the incoming high tide and will complete with the outgoing tide, returning you back into Narragansett Bay.
Participants of all levels of experience are welcome but must bring their own canoe or kayak. It is suggested they also bring refreshments, binoculars and bug spray. Most importantly, life jackets, as well as pre-registration, are required. To find out details of the launch location, contact Earnshaw at 401-739-6592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the event is free, donations are greatly appreciated.