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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Calling all paddlers







Upper Wood River:

Great for Experienced Paddlers


Saturday, June 5th, 11a - 2p



The Upper Wood River paddle trip is a real treat. The meandering river flows through the forest and out to Frying Pan Pond. The paddle trip offers great birding, chances to maneuver the kayak between tree branches or around a river bend. Not too difficult, unless a new tree is down!


Executive Director Chris Fox will be transporting our boats to the RIDEM check station at Route 165 where we will launch and head downstream with the hopes of arriving at WPWA at 1:50pm.


·         Contact Email:

·         Provided:

o    Kayak and equipment

o    Carpooling from WPWA Campus up to the launch site

    • Safety Guides

·         Cost:

o    Free for Otter and Osprey Members

o    $25 per Trout, Dragonfly or Student Member

    • $35 per Non member



Boats and Birds!

10am - 12pm

June 10th - Rain date June 11th


There are still spots available!


Get out on the water this week and next with birding expert Laura Carberry of Audubon Society of RI and paddling expert and naturalist, Denise Poyer, long time WPWA staff member, now retired.


Event will begin and end at WPWA campus. Group will paddle a wide stretch of the Wood River and Frying Pan Pond. The location is great for beginners, or anyone with their eyes looking up for birds!


  • Contact Email:
  • Cost:
    • $50.00 per Member (ASRI or WPWA; Otter members and above must pay for this program)
    • $75.00 per Non member
  • Boats and equipment are included, paddlers of all levels welcome.
  • Register early, program is limited to 8 people.
  • 12 years of age and up.
  • Registration is through Audubon Society of RI's Calendar. Select June 3 and/or June 10th program "Boats and Birds!"