Long Summer Day – What’s New is Ancient Walk

Event Begins: August 13th, 4:30 PM – Event Ends: 7:00 PM

Host: Barrington Land Conservation Trust and Bayside YMCA

Location: Veterans Memorial Park and Bayside YMCA (70 West Street)

Break out of your family’s weekday routine to savor a long summer afternoon filled with activities for you and your family! Discover what is both new and ancient along our walking path. Clue: it is helpful to both people and wildlife. Walk will begin promptly at 6:00 PM at the gazebo at the back of the Y. Walk will last approximately 45 minutes. Our theme for this evening will be discovering what is new and ancient at our woods. Before that you may choose to swim or participate in other open house activities at the Y until 6:30 PM or you are welcome to just to attend the walk. The Barrington Land Conservation Trust and the Bayside YMCA have worked in partnership with the Town of Barrington, the National Park Services River and Trails Program and other local partners for a number of years to improve the trail system at Veterans Memorial Park. Come enjoy this amazing woods, wetlands and pond in the heart of Barrington and learn the answer to this riddle!

Please check our website (www.blct.org) for details on how to donate and how to volunteer. Event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. If in doubt, confirm the event by calling the main phone at the Bayside YMCA 401-245-2444.

Kayak Tour of Hundred Acre Cove

Event Begins: August 15th, 5:15 PM – Event Ends: 7:15 PM

Host: Barrington Land Conservation Trust, East Bay Rowing, East Bay Paddle, Barrington Recreation Department

Location: Barrington River – Hundred Acre Cove

Address: Walker Farm, Route 114 County Road) North

Seize the summer with this pristine paddle in the third-largest salt marsh estuary in Rhode Island. It’s home to Rhode Island’s only known nesting area for northern diamondback terrapins, and it supports more than fifty species of birds. Read about the ongoing terrapin research at the Land Trust’s website: www.blct.org

Bring a kayak or canoe, life jacket, sunscreen, bug repellent, and water. Kayak rentals are also available in advance at East Bay Paddle, http://www.eastbaypaddle.com.

There is no outing fee for this event. If you rent kayaks, there is a fee for that rental and you must reserve them separately from your registration for this event which includes liability release forms and your contact information so we can reach you in case of postponement to the rain date. Donations in support of the conservation work of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust may be made via the Trust website: www.blct.org.

Contact: Tim Faulkner at 401-330-6276