Our humble Hudson Valley has countless virtues: a thriving artistic culture, caring and active communities, and nature in spades. That being said – if you live in this area and have never visited the Great Swamp, there’s no better time than this summer.
H. G. Fairfield Arts Center for the Environment, a Brewster-based non-profit, is introducing a program called “Swamp Life,” designed to familiarize Putnam and Dutchess County with this beautiful slice of nature. Enjoy a guided kayak ride down a river of the Great Swamp one Saturday morning this summer – August 3rd, or August 24th. Kayaks provided, or you could bring your own.
“The Great Swamp is a hidden treasure, home to a wide variety of wildlife and plants,” says Terry Carrick, an H. G. Fairfield Arts member, who helped conceive and coordinate the event.
“Participants will get up close and personal with our beautiful Great Swamp.” Far from just a sightseeing trip, this outing is also an educational opportunity, as a part of H. G. Fairfield’s Sustainable Education Program.
The program fee is $18 for anyone from 4 – 60 years old; seaworthy seniors and veterans have a reduced rate of $15. Find the registration form, and more information on the event, at H. G. Fairfield Arts’ website here: http://www.hgfairfieldarts.org/swamp-life/or call (845) 363 1559.
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