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Field Trip: Paddle the North Forebay - Cancelled

$50 Adult; $35 Youth

Friday, Jan 24, 2020 7:15 am - 12:15 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

Walking, could involve distance but largely flat Walking, could involve distance but largely flat

Description

Participants will paddle the North Forebay with experienced guides who are familiar with the abundant and diverse wildlife. These ecological tours will educate flat-water boaters on safe boating practices and the ecology of the area. We will also do a short walking tour of our beautiful habitat.

There are 15 seats available in either a single or tandem sit-on-top or sit-in kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, or stand-up paddle boards depending on your experience. Guests will be provided with all boating equipment and fundamental paddling instruction for novice to experienced. Guests are advised to bring appropriately warm and waterproof clothing, cameras and binoculars. Warm drinks and muffins are provided.

The Forebay Aquatic Center (FAC) is a facility that supports recreation throughout the Thermalito complex and the Feather River Watershed. Floats are appropriate for ages 8 and up and are a low impact, physically active, a great way to view the wildlife and migratory waterfowl prominent during this time. Our trip has access to the non-motorized State Park areas which are inaccessible to motorized vehicles and boats. Entry fee into the State Park is included in the price. This trip is also offered on Saturday morning with different leaders.

Field Trip Leaders

Brad Cooke

Brad Cooke has a California Chico State University degree in Recreation Administration. Since 1999, he has been an associate faculty at Butte Community College in outdoor education and has worked for 25 years in Butte County supporting natural history, native ways, and environmental education with an appreciation and knowledge for the hidden gems in Northern California. He has been a consultant for National Wildlife Refuges and an education programs director throughout Northern California. He has served as an experiential educator for thousands of students and teachers throughout Northern California. Brad is a eco-tour and raft guide with a huge variety of knowledge on our amazing North State.

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Dan Efseaff

Dan Efseaff has over 20 years of experience as a restoration ecologist and land manager. Currently, he is the District Manager for the Paradise Recreation and Park District. Mr. Efseaff has experience with a wide variety of restoration projects, conservation and agricultural lands management, education and outreach, water conservation, and overseeing watershed programs.

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