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Littoral Creatures: Paddle Out
January 10, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
The paddle adventure will feature a three-mile excursion to Helker’s Island in the northern part of the aquatic preserves, just south of Broad Causeway. Once at the island, Miami eco-artist Xavier Cortada will lead an eco-art project with the participants displaying flags featuring children’s own eco-action inspired artwork. The after party will feature music & food trucks which will be preceded by a hearty 6 mile round trip paddle from Pelican Harbor Boat Ramp on the 79th Street Cswy up to Helker’s Island. Don’t know where that is? Well, come get to know your bay!
Pelican Harbor Boat Ramp
1275 NE 79th Street
Miami, Florida 33138
7:00 am – 1:00 pm: Adventure Paddle
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: After Party
Kayaks are tandems. So bring a friend and collectively spend $40 to help the bay ($20 each)—or BBAP will pair you with a buddy for the paddle. Your ticket includes a morning snack, kayak and paddle, associated safety equipment, and access to the after party. All participants will receive free SWAG from the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves (see below)!
If you don’t want to kayak but want to help protect the bay, take a boat ride on the shaded Pelican Skipper, led by Christopher Boykin, Executive Director of the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station!
1st kayak heat departs @ 8am; 2nd @ 8:45am; 3rd @ 9:30am.
Pelican Skipper boat departs at 10:00am and 11:45am. All participants need to arrive one hour before their heat or boat ride departs.
The After Party will follow from 1 pm – 4 pm featuring food trucks, music and opportunities to sign up for new eco-tours and become part of the Friends of Biscayne Bay.
Paddle Out Biscayne Bay this Saturday is sponsored by Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation, Whole Foods, several kayak vendors around town and more.
Check out the website to register and for more info!
For more Information:
Call (305) 795-1256
or email Biscayne.Bay@dep.state.fl.us