October 20, 2010

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher-Canoeing at Holly Shelter Oct 23rd

Explore a local tributary of the Cape Fear River by canoe. Paddlers meet in Pender County to float through cypress swamps on the northeast Cape Fear River. According to the NC Natural Heritage Program, Pender County boasts some of the most biologically significant land along the Atlantic Coast. The county ranks fourth among the state's 100 counties for its number of rare plants and animal species. Much of this biological cornucopia is centered around the Holly Shelter region - a vast expanse of longleaf pine savannas, Carolina bays, blackwater streams, and pocosin habitat that encompasses Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender County.

This trip is recommended for novice or immediate paddlers. Participants should be able to swim and be capable of sustained physical exertion. Tie up shoes required. Weather and Water permitting. Participants need to bring closed-toe shoes (water shoes work best), sunscreen, and bug spray.

Date: Saturday, October 23rd
Times: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Price: $35. NCA Member price: $31.50.
Age Restrictions: 8 & Up. All children 8-12 must be accompanied by TWO ADULTS. All children 13-14 must be accompanied by ONE ADULT.

•Call 910-458-7468 or email ncaff.registrar@ncaquariums.com for reservations.

(This program may be canceled if a minimum number of participants is not met.)
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