ANNOUNCEMENT: Float the Walloomsac Headwaters Park and Natural Area – May 16, 2015

1493487_10100212260101299_2767191093844535232_oPublic invited to float the Walloomsac Headwaters Park and Natural Area

Saturday May 16, 2015, 9 am- 11 am (or earlier or later as you wish)
Morgan Street crossing of Jewett Brook
Bennington, VT

Bring your own kayak or canoe and personal flotation devices. Children 13 and over only, please.

On Saturday May 16, the Friends of the Walloomsac Headwaters Park and Natural Area will host a float on Jewett Brook and its ponds and backwaters near Morgan Street. While floaters will choose their own routes and length of time afloat, members of the Friends will help suggest destinations for floaters of all levels of skill and provide maps showing how to reach those locations.

(Note: because this is the first time the Friends have hosted such an outing, there could be some confusion. Please consider it an exploratory event – for everyone involved! We will be looking for feedback from participants on how to make the experience better in future.)

The group will gather to drop off watercraft just south of the Morgan Street bridge over Jewett Brook around 9 am. A small parking pull off nearby, on the east side of Morgan Street, may provide temporary parking for high clearance vehicles. Floaters will be asked to leave their vehicles a short distance away on Middle Pownal Road, at a log landing in Y Woods, and walk back to the launch site. (Look for signs near the bridge and at the parking site.)

For more information, contact Shelly Stiles at the Bennington County Conservation District at 802 442-2275 or bccd@sover.net. The float will be held even in light drizzle but will be cancelled in the case of heavier rain. If the weather is questionable, call the Conservation District before 8:30 am on May 16 where a message will be left on the answering machine if the float has been cancelled.

All floaters participate at their own risk.

 

Shelly Stiles
District Manager
Bennington County Conservation District
PO Box 505
Bennington, VT  05201
802 442-2275
www.bccdvt.org