Event Details

Location: Hollywood, FL

Join us on Sunday, January 13th, for an outdoor family paddling/picnic event at West Lake Park, 1200 Sheridan Street, Hollywood.  The ecological importance of the relationships between mangroves, our coastal waters, and the adjacent uplands cannot be overemphasized. West Lake is the largest remaining mangrove ecosystem in the 85-mile, highly developed urban coastal zone from Miami Beach to West Palm Beach.

We’ll meet at 9 AM at the park outfitter.  The outfitter rents single ($35) and double ($45) kayaks, canoes ($45, limited number), and paddle boards ($35).  You may also launch your own vessel at no charge.  We’ll paddle through some of the mangrove tunnels until we reach the Anne Kolb Nature Center and observation tower.  The Nature Center has exhibits and rest rooms.  After working up a hearty appetite, we’ll paddle back to the launch site for a robust picnic lunch starting between noon and 1 PM.  

If you want to just join the picnic lunch, that’s fine.  The picnic lunch is $10 for adults, no charge for children under 12.

Everyone will need to pay a $1.50/person park admission and, for paddlers, the Anne Kolb Nature Center has a $2 admission.

Bring a towel and a change of clothes, as you may get wet (anything you want to keep dry should be secured in a small waterproof bag). Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water are also recommended.

Please contact Chas Hunt, clh38@cornell.edu, 561-739-3171, with any questions.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

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