July 23, 2014

CRM educators to lead a guided evening paddle in Pratt Cove Preserve

Essex, CT –  On Tuesday, August 16 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, the public is invited to join Connecticut River Museum educators on a guided paddle in Deep River’s Pratt Cove Preserve.  Bring your own canoe or kayak and explore this rare freshwater tidal marsh, recognized for its exceptional environmental importance.

Guides will discuss the natural and cultural history of the Cove and help identify the abundant wildlife that visit or call it home. Paddlers can also get an up close look at the wild rice that grows in the cove and is just becoming harvestable.

The fee is $5 per person, Museum members are free and pre-registration is required.  For more detailed information and driving directions, call 860-767-8269 or go to Museum’s website at www.ctrivermuseum.org .

The Connecticut River Museum is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Connecticut River and surrounding valley region.