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2019 Wetland Treasure: Canoe Tour of Merchant Millpond

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Merchants Millpond State Park

176 Mill Pond Road

Gatesville, NC 27938

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Please join us for a canoe tour of Merchants Millpond, located in the northeastern corner of NC. This Carolina Wetlands Association Wetland Treasure site will captivate each and every visitor. The 760- acre millpond consisting of 3,447 acres of swamp and hardwood forests is more 190 years old and has developed into a complex, mature ecosystem, that is home to more than 200 species of birds. The tour will be led by a Park Ranger, and will be 1 ½ to 2 hours long, and is limited to 10 canoes (2-3 people per canoe).

It is recommended that participants wear sturdy water shoes, bring water, snacks, bug repellent, binoculars (optional) and come prepared for any weather.

The meet up location is the Visitor Center at 10 am, June 8th. If you do not have canoe, one can be rented at the Visitor Center.

An email will be sent out a week prior with further confirmation of the group and trip details. Plan to be at the site by 10 am in order to secure your canoe and partner.

Merchant Millpond State Park

176 Millpond Road, Gatesville, NC 27938, Phone252-357-1191, mailto:merchants.millpond@ncparks.gov

Latitude: 36.437105 Longitude: -76.701580

Please contact Jim Merchant if you have further questions. He can be reached at 919-455-6615 or via email at jim.merchant@carolinawetlands.org.

A $10 tax-deductible donation to the Carolina Wetlands Association is suggested and can be donated on the day of the field trip. You may also contribute to Carolina Wetlands Association by clicking the paypal link below: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1991082. These tours are part of the Wetland Treasures of the Carolinas Program.

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