Georges River Land Trust volunteer and paddler Dick Matlack will lead an exploration of the middle section of the St. George River Saturday, June 22, beginning at 10 am.

Matlack will lead canoeists and kayakers on this undeveloped portion of the river south from White Oak Pond in Warren to the Middle Road bridge and back. The water here is calm and the shoreline is close enough to offer opportunities for diverse wildlife sightings. It is not uncommon to see eagles, turtles, herons and sometimes beavers!

Participants should bring their boat, paddles, PFDs, lunch, water, and binoculars. Registration is required, so please call the land trust at 594-5166 to register. Participants will be emailed directions to the meeting location in Warren. Timely registration is urged, as these paddles are a popular event.

Being on the river, perhaps especially in this section, illustrates and celebrates the mission of the land trust to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education and outdoor experiences.

This event is part of the Georges River Land Trust’s 2013 series, including hikes on the Georges Highland Path, the garden tour and lectures on flora, fauna and the river’s history. The next event is a barefoot hike and lunch for kids and grandparents on the Thorndike Brook section of the Georges Highland Path in Rockport Wednesday, July 31, at 10 a.m.

For more information, visit GeorgesRiver.org or call 594-5166.