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Environment Program Annual Fall Canoe Paddle

Date: Friday, November 15, 2013

Time: 2:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Contact: Christine Murphey · · 865-2599

Location: North end of the West Garage (where the university vans are parked)

Open to all with an environmental interest
Paddle with David White, Ph.D., through some of the most beautiful swamps and bayous just a short distance from New Orleans in southeastern Louisiana. The late afternoon into evening and night trip offers a great twilight experience to see firsthand our cypress trees, swamp, marsh plants and wildlife. We usually see alligators, wading birds, ducks and spectacular scenes of Spanish-moss covered trees. With lights after dark we shine for night stalking wildlife, an adventure you shouldn't miss. White is one of the foremost naturalist ecologists of our area.

Meeting logistics
Reservations Required! Reservations accepted between Oct. 18 and Nov. 8. Be on time for departure. Wait-list folks will board the van at 2:30 sharp. Latecomers with a reservation will lose their seat. Van leaves stragglers behind. Please consider those on the wait-list (usually long) and cancel ahead of time if you have a reservation, but cannot attend. 

What to expect
Travel time is approximately one hour to launch site. Four to five hours is spent in a canoe. No experience is necessary. Life jackets will be provided and worn at all times. Pay close attention to the weather the day of the trip and dress accordingly in layers. Remember it is often 10 to 15 degrees cooler over water. We go rain or shine as long as the university is in session; no rain date!

What to bring
You'll want to bring the following items:
·   Snack foods and water because no stops are made to and from the launch site.
·   Dress comfortably. Bring layers. Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet. Consider bringing a light and a camera. Also, bug spray if you are bugged by bugs.
·   Water proof bag or plastic bag to carry personal items.  




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