These trees along the riverbank provide shady, cool conditions for the river’s wildlife during hot summer months while reducing flood risk for downstream communities.
Otter Creek Swamp These trees along the riverbank provide shady, cool conditions for the river’s wildlife during hot summer months while reducing flood risk for downstream communities. © The Nature Conservancy

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Paddle the Flooded Forests

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Join The Nature Conservancy on a guided paddle at Otter Creek Swamps Natural Area during spring flooding!

Join Dan Farrell, our Interim Science Team Manager, and Lynn McNamara, our Director of Stewardship on a spring time paddle at Otter Creek Swamps, the most diverse wetland complex in New England.  We’ll talk about the important role the swamp plays in protecting surrounding areas from flooding, see spring wildlife just starting to return, and if conditions are right, paddle through the flooded swamps—please bring your own boat! Learn what the Conservancy is doing to protect and restore this unique place!

Rain date is Sunday May 10th. Please contact Lynn at lmcnamara@tnc.org with any questions!

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Trip is limited to 15 people. Register today!