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Jun
6
Sat
Bioblitz Extravaganza
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come celebrate and learn about the biodiversity at Echo Hill.  This event will focus on finding and identifying as many species as possible in our park over a short period of time.  Come join us, whether you are a student, scientist, naturalist, or an interested community member, to explore the natural world.  A BioBlitz is an opportunity to take a snapshot of the biodiversity of a place.  Participants of all ages can learn techniques for observing and collecting data on the plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, and other living species within Echo Hill during this specific time frame.  If you own a smartphone, download the iNaturalist app (iNaturalist.org); you will find collecting species data is easier and more engaging than ever before.  We welcome everyone’s assistance in the identification of the flora and fauna at Echo Hill; if you are experienced and have a particular interest, please reach out to Debra at [email protected] or (908) 806-5559.  Pre-registration not required for participants.




Jun
12
Fri
Sunset Paddle On Round Valley Reservoir
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Session A: Friday, June 12

Session B: Friday, July 10

Ages: 10 through adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Pre-registration required.

Instructor: canoe staff

Treat yourself to a leisurely evening sunset paddle.  The group will meet at Round Valley Reservoir Boat Launch (look for the white van with a trailer with green canoes).  You can also use a kayak (please request in advance).  Bring a flashlight and jacket, as it can get much cooler on the water when the sun goes down.




Jun
27
Sat
RIVER DAY TRIPS
Jun 27 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm

Ages: adults
Pre-registration required.
Instructor: canoe staff
Your leaders will fit you with a lifejacket and paddle, drive to the river, discuss maneuvering techniques and canoe safety, and guide you down the river. We paddle for about two hours, stop for lunch, and paddle about two more hours. We are flexible with each trip’s time, which depends in part on natural forces, such as wind and water levels. Our aim is to return to the Arboretum by 3:30 PM, give or take an hour.

Saturday, May 30: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, June 27: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)
Saturday, July 25: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, August 15: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)




Jul
10
Fri
Sunset Paddle On Round Valley Reservoir
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Session A: Friday, June 12

Session B: Friday, July 10

Ages: 10 through adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Pre-registration required.

Instructor: canoe staff

Treat yourself to a leisurely evening sunset paddle.  The group will meet at Round Valley Reservoir Boat Launch (look for the white van with a trailer with green canoes).  You can also use a kayak (please request in advance).  Bring a flashlight and jacket, as it can get much cooler on the water when the sun goes down.




Jul
25
Sat
RIVER DAY TRIPS
Jul 25 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm

Ages: adults
Pre-registration required.
Instructor: canoe staff
Your leaders will fit you with a lifejacket and paddle, drive to the river, discuss maneuvering techniques and canoe safety, and guide you down the river. We paddle for about two hours, stop for lunch, and paddle about two more hours. We are flexible with each trip’s time, which depends in part on natural forces, such as wind and water levels. Our aim is to return to the Arboretum by 3:30 PM, give or take an hour.

Saturday, May 30: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, June 27: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)
Saturday, July 25: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, August 15: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)




Aug
15
Sat
RIVER DAY TRIPS
Aug 15 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm

Ages: adults
Pre-registration required.
Instructor: canoe staff
Your leaders will fit you with a lifejacket and paddle, drive to the river, discuss maneuvering techniques and canoe safety, and guide you down the river. We paddle for about two hours, stop for lunch, and paddle about two more hours. We are flexible with each trip’s time, which depends in part on natural forces, such as wind and water levels. Our aim is to return to the Arboretum by 3:30 PM, give or take an hour.

Saturday, May 30: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, June 27: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)
Saturday, July 25: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, August 15: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)