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New Meetup: Lake Sammamish Nature Tour

From: Martin
Sent on: Thursday, February 25, 2010 5:20 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group!

What: Lake Sammamish Nature Tour

When: Sunday, March 7,[masked]:00pm and 1:30pm, Sunday March 27,[masked]:00pm and 1:30pm.

Tibbetts Beach
Lake Sammamish State Park
Issaquah, WA 98027

Once again the Kayak Academy is offering a Nature Tour with the Lake Sammamish State Park Rangers!

We guide everyone over to the Heronry and the Rangers talk about Great Blue Heron's nesting and habitat. Bring your binoculars. On the way back we stop at Sunset Beach and walk to the field by the heronry and look at the nests through telescopes. Last year, we spotted a Bald Eagle sitting in the middle of the heronry and saw how the herons responded.

Rating: This trip is rated ?protected? or SK1. Suitable for anyone wanting to be introduced to kayaking or to just get out for a fun and informative tour.
See descriptions at this link:
Sea Kayak Trip Ratings

Cost: If you have a kayak, the cost is $5.00 each person registering. Add $10.00 for a single sit on top or sit inside kayak and $15.00 double/triple sit on top only. Please include tax. Dry suits are included

To Register:
  • Rsvp 'Yes' for this event
  • Call Barb at Kayak Academy:[masked] or email her: [address removed] to register. She will take information regarding kayak rental or dry suit loan. For dry suits she will need your height, weight and shoe size.

    What to bring:
  • Change of clothes for after, towel.
  • Water and snacks.
  • Sun Screen, Rain Hat
  • Sense of Humor and fun.

    Directions to the meeting place:
    From I-90 E take exit 15 for WA-900 W/17th Ave NW. Turn left at 17th Ave NW/Renton Rd/WA-900 E. Continue to follow 17th Ave NW and take the first left onto SE 56th St/NW Sammamish Rd (follow signs to Lake Sammamish State Park). Turn right into Lake Sammamish State Park. Turn left into the large parking area which you will pass on your left. Park on the far west corner close to Tibbetts Swim Beach. Meet at the Issaquah Paddle Sports area.

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