Ridgefield BirdFest Paddle 10/5/19

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Port of Ridgefield Boat Launch

05 Mill Street

Ridgefield, WA

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Join the Estuary Partnership for a family friendly canoe paddle through the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Participants paddle a 12-passenger 29' canoe and experience Lake River from a unique on-water perspective. Estuary Partnership staff will steer the canoe, offer paddling advice, and share information about the river and surrounding ecosystem.

A suggested $10 per adult donation supports the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers will be on-site to collect cash or check donations.

Who can paddle?

  • Big Canoe trips are open to the public and are suitable for ages 5 and up. Previous paddling experience is not necessary.
  • Participants with special needs can often be accommodated with advance notice.
  • Paddlers must step down 2.5 feet into the canoe and sit on a hard bench without back support.

Do I need any equipment or special gear?

  • Please come prepared for the weather with appropriate jacket, sun block, sunglasses and water.
  • Paddles and personal flotation devices in standard sizes for ages 5 and above are provided.
  • The Estuary Partnership will provide bird guides and binoculars.

Can I bring my camera?

  • Yes. Please be advised that we cannot guarantee the safety of electronic devices and do not provide dry bags. Occasional splashes and rain make the bottom of the boat wet, but typically gear in a pocket will stay dry. Carry at your own risk!

Are paddle trips safe?

  • Safety is always our first priority. Guides are trained in on-water rescue, CPR, and Wilderness First Aid.
  • Water activities carry inherent risk; guides take precaution to ensure a safe paddling experience.
  • See our safety protocols or contact us for more information about how we stay safe on the water.

Questions?

  • Contact McKenzie Miller mmiller@estuarypartnership.org

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Port of Ridgefield Boat Launch

05 Mill Street

Ridgefield, WA

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