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Upcoming Programs & Calendar

           2016 CALENDAR             April-June 2016                

Directions for Programs at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge (HWR) :

Gate 1: From the South – Take the I-95 N to ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 4.75 mi and look for the large red sign on your right. Take Gate 1 off Rt. 43 and follow the dirt road for ~1/2 mile to the Pine Tree parking area. The Parker Reed shelter is 100 m further on the left.

Gate 3: Directions: From the South – Take the I-95 N to ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 4.9 mi and take Gate 3 (35 Hudson Road in Alton) off Rt. 43 (right side, just before the bridge).

 Program Descriptions

Intro To Kayaking: Orono area

Introduction to Kayaking (4 sessions series)
Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:00-7:00pm
5/17, 5/19, 5/24, 5/26

INSTRUCTOR: Karen Francoeur, Master Maine Sea Kayak/Recreation Guide and ACA Instructor

Locations:
1. Hirundo Wildlife Sanctuary, Pushaw Stream 5/17/16
2. Old Town Highschool (pool session) 5/19/16
3. Pushaw Lake, 5/24/16
4. Stillwater River, Orono 5/26/16

Detailed information & registration

Full Moon Paddle – Friday May 20 at 6:30 pm

Almost silently the canoes move along Pushaw Stream, moon beams ripple on the water and nocturnal animals move about. Pushaw Stream is a flat water, slow moving stream. Registration requested call 207-394-2171 by May 19, 2016. Meeting place depends on size of group. Suggested donation $5.

Birding by Canoe & Breakfast – Saturday May 21, 2016 from 7 am – 11:30 am

Old Town / Alton– Share breakfast casseroles, coffee & your questions with Rad Mayfield and then set out in 28-foot canoes along Pushaw Stream in search of migratory birds.  Limited seating available. Registration requested by May 20, please call 394-2171. Price: Members: $5 Non-members $10. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter, accessible through Gate 1.

  • Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge
  • Date: May 21, 2016
  • Time: 7 am – 11 am
  • Registration deadline: May 20, 2016