FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/ 02/02/11
CAMDEN – New Jersey Conservation Foundation and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network will co-sponsor a guided canoe and kayak exploration of the Cooper River from suburban Cherry Hill to urban Camden on Sunday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The trip, a flat-water paddle that is suitable for all abilities, will explore the nooks and crannies where wildlife thrives in this urban/suburban river. Sights along the tour will include the distant Philadelphia skyline, Petty’s Island, and parks, greenways and restored wetlands along the Cooper River. Paddlers will likely spot cormorants, kingfishers and green herons, and may even see a bald eagle or two.
The tour costs $15 per person and is designed for paddlers age 18 and older who bring their own canoes and kayaks. Rentals are not available, but there may be a few seats open in canoes that are not full. For information and reservations, contact Fred Stine of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network at 215-369-1188, ext. 113.
Paddlers will meet and put in at the Erlton Swim Club at 1505 Park Boulevard in Cherry Hill. After a short portage around Kaighn Ave dam, the group will paddle with the outgoing tide past Camden City’s established greenway trail to the Delaware River.
Sneakers or otherclosed-toe shoes and personal flotation devices are required, and participants should wear hats and bring water, snacks and sunscreen.
New Jersey Conservation Foundation and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network have been working since 1984 with Camden Greenways and other groups to preserve open space in the City of Camden.
New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve land and natural resources throughout New Jersey for the benefit of all. Since 1960, the Foundation has helped preserve more than 120,000 acres of open space and farmland. For more information on the foundation’s programs and preserves, visit www.njconservation.orgor call 1-888-LAND-SAVE (1-888-526-3728).