June 3rd, 2012
11:00am - 1:30pm: Educational Activities & Displays
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Guided Canoe Ride
The Fort River Celebration Day is back in its fifth year to provide a fun and interactive learning experience about this local freshwater resource. All are welcome to join us at Groff Park for educational displays and activities, and of course the Rubber Ducky Race at 1pm. A guided canoe ride will follow as stream ecologists lead explorative canoers and learners down the wild section of the Fort River from Kiwanis Park to Groff Park. All proceeds benefit the Fort River Stewardship Project. Let’s share the wonders of a river that provides our drinking water, habitat for rare species, and is the longest free-flowing tributary to the CT River!
Education in the Park:
Bring a picnic and come join us for the free public event at 11 am in Groff Park. River-oriented professionals and organizations will share knowledge and activities about the Fort River and the greater Connecticut River watershed for all. A rubber ducky race will mark the close of the park portion of the event at 1 pm, where participants can earn prizes for racing their “buck-a-duck”!
All “river explorers” will be shuttled from Groff Park to Kiwanas Park at the close of the event at 1:30pm. The canoe/kayak ride will then begin at 2pm, where stream ecologists from Rushing Rivers will guide you down the Fort River to discover the ecology while afloat.
Register online for a canoe - First Come, First Serve! We strongly encourage a donation of $20 for the guided canoe ride to benefit the Fort River Stewardship Project.