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Earth Day Activity @ CB – Sponsored by The CBF

The CBF will sponsor an Earth Day activity at CB. We will have a kayaking nature tour of CB and surrounding estuaries led by renowned Naturalist, Bruce Bodson, President of CBF. This tour will touch on the benefits of estuaries and their importance to the environment and marine ecosystem. How the moon affects the tides and the movement of fish. Identify the various critters that live in the bay and shoreline and how they depend upon each other for survival in a challenging environment.

 

Bruce is an experienced birder and will point out the numerous birds that frequent the area including the extraordinary Roseate Spoonbill, the threatened Reddish Egret, Oystercatchers, Black Skimmers and a host of other birds that inhabit the coastal estuary.
The tour will begin Saturday morning May 1st at 8am until noon, where participants will meet at the Kayak Launch4 miles west of Seidler’s Boat Ramp off the Bluewater Hwy near Surfside Texas in Brazoria County. Directions will be included. Kayaks are provided with paddles, lifejacket, and a seat. A whistle will also be included and will be a memento of the trip. (Bruce, I will see if Bryan Slaven can get it silkscreened with our logo, think Covid). We recommend that paddlers bring the following items:
  • sunscreen
  • wide brimmed hat
  • sunglasses
  • binoculars
  • long sleeved shirt
  • water (we provide 1 bottle)
  • masks are optional yet encouraged
  • mosquito repellent
  • booties or hard rubber soled wading shoes
  • snacks/sandwiches in a ziplock bag
The reservations are made on a first come, first served basis and we have room for up to 20 paddlers.
Sign up at the CBF website, www.christmasbayfoundation.org, with Eric Boatman ((713) 447-5213, eric.boatman@gmail.com)  who will assist you and give you the opportunity to join the CBF.
This trip will fill up quickly and we recommend that you sign up quickly.

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