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Wayne is leading a paddle for the Manatee County Natural Resources Department. 5 spots have been reserved just for SAG members! Sorry, you can't bring guests this time! What a great way to spend a Monday evening, sunset and starlight paddle. Come out and enjoy the salt marshes of Robinson Preserve. We will take advantage of low tide to watch the sunset from the sandbars of the Manatee River. Bring your camera for great shots of egrets, herons and roseate spoonbills. This is an easy paddle which can be enjoyed by beginning kayakers. This is an easy to moderate paddle depending on weather and wind. This 487-acre preserve has undergone an incredible transformation from disturbed farmland to coastal and wetland habitats. Robinson Preserve's Blueways Trails wind their way through the salt marshes and mangroves. A beautiful place to paddle with access to other Manatee County Blueways Trails including the Manatee River, Perico Bayou, and Palma Sola Bay. To access their website----> CLICK <------- and then click 'Visit our Preserves' to see more info about Robinson Preserve. An easy paddle which can be enjoyed by beginning kayakers. Some things to consider before signing up for this paddle: The trip will be in the dark. We will need to stay close together. Weather, wind and currents can increase the difficulty of any paddle. Dress in layers so you can take off or add if you get too warm or cold. A flashlight is mandatory. What to bring: · Life vest, PFD, whistle, flashlight, etc. · Water, hat and bug spray · Snack · Waterproof camera (spare batteries) Where: 1704 99th Street NorthwestBradenton, FL 34209 Driving Directions: From Central Manatee County: Take SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) west to 75th Street West. Turn north on 75th Street West and drive to 17th Avenue Northwest. Turn left and continue to the end of the street. Robinson Preserve is located on the corner of 17th Avenue Northwest and 99th Street West. From West Manatee County: Take SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) east from Anna Maria Island to 75th Street West. Turn north on 75th Street West and drive to 17th Avenue Northwest. Turn left and continue to the end of the street. Robinson Preserve is located on the corner of 17th Avenue Northwest and 99th Street West. Rentals: Sorry, but rentals are not available for this paddle. If anyone knows a local outfitter who might deliver, let me know.
To sign up for this event, you will need to do 2 things. RSVP here and call [masked] ext 4616. BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY WALK - Join Master Naturalist Karen Finch for a relaxing butterfly safari at Robinson Preserve. We'll be on the hunt for fluttering butterflies, and moths, as well as the caterpillars that grow into these gorgeous creatures. Learn about their life cycle and how to spot the signs of caterpillar visitors. Suitable for all ages. Reservations are required. Please call<a>[masked] ext. 4616</a>. Robinson Preserve j
Walk 1 of 2 at Robinson Preserve. We'll look for birds, butterflies, and other creatures now that the days are getting warmer. The leisurely, one-hour walk is not strenuous. Bring your binoculars and a hat, along with walking closed shoes, as we will be walking along a dirt trail. Repeats March 18th at 1:00pm.