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Discovery Canoe Trip

Come join naturalist Missy Lauterbach and see what there is to discover and learn about on the beautiful, marshy waterways of Dundee Creek. Witness which birds frequent this abundant haven and learn about their different fishing techniques. Watch the minnows scatter as you glide over their nurseries. Spot the slough of a young blue crab and learn about why they come to this fresh water marsh.

Who wouldn't love a relaxing afternoon on the water? No boat, no problem! The Natural History Society of Maryland has a fleet of canoes that is ready to launch.  We will supply the canoes, paddles, and adult-sized PFD's (life jackets).  We'll also provide some basic paddling instruction at the beginning of the trip.

**Please register on Meetup for this trip. We have a limited amount of seats available in our canoes. If your plans change, please update your RSVP as well so someone else can go.

** All ages are welcome, but we currently only have adult PFD's.  Small children can attend but are required to bring their own, properly fitted - USCG approved PFD.  Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

** Participants are welcome to bring their own canoe, kayak, paddle or USCG approved PFD.

Cost: $25 for members of the Natural History Society of Maryland; $35 for non-members.  FREE for children under 12 who will be riding in a canoe with 2 adults. Bring cash or check for program fees. Become a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland at

What to bring: Bottle of water (required) - we will be on the water in open sun and it's easy to dehydrate.  Please bring a large bottle of water or something comparable.  All the following are optional:  windbreaker, binoculars, camera (preferable in a waterproof case), and a towel to dry off if necessary.

What to wear: Shoes that can get wet, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat

Contact:  You can contact our trip leader, Missy, on her cell phone (443)[masked] if you have any questions/problems on the day of the event.

Missy Lauterbach is a certified American Canoe Association instructor and has been leading canoe and kayak trips for over 7 years.  She also has over 15 years of experience working as a naturalist in the state of Maryland.

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  • Irene S.

    Awesome thank you

    July 12, 2014

  • Amy Y.

    Hi Irene,

    Yes, your family is good to go for Sunday's canoe trip.
    I sent you two emails on July 8th and July 9th via Meetup (if you have Gmail, it might have gone to the "Social Folder"??). I also tried to contact you via Facebook.

    1) I wanted to make sure you had 4 spots reserved so this is what I did. Meetup only allows +2 guests. So I gave you +2 (for a total of 3) and then I signed back on as a participant (1 person), however I won't be going. 2) I discussed your situation with our trip leader, Missy. She thought that your 12 year old could be your 2nd paddler, and 11 year old the passenger. The 13 year old could be the front paddler in her canoe. Have a great time discovering nature on Dundee Creek!


    July 12, 2014

  • Irene S.

    Hey are we good for tomorrow with my daughters and I?

    July 12, 2014

  • Carol N.

    We really wish we could go! Next time, can the trip start earlier in the morning? Thanks!

    July 12, 2014

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