The Plant Paddle is a 3-hour guided exploration that takes place on shore and on the water. This is a fun, informal way to learn about Maine’s native aquatic plants, as well as the invasive aquatic plants that threaten these beautiful and ecologically-important habitats. Participants will each receive a free “Quick Key to Ruling Out Maine’s Eleven Most Unwanted Invasive Aquatic Plants,” and will the practice skills needed to spot suspicious plants while out recreating on the water. Folks with access to a canoe or kayak should bring it with them and others without access to a canoe/kayak are welcome as well, just please note this in the registration page. MAWS will provide water and snacks but lunch will be BYO.
This free workshop is run by the Lake Stewards of Maine and is being hosted by MAWS. It will take place from 9 AM - 12 PM on Thursday August 29, 2019. We will meet at Nequasset Park in Woolwich just behind the Woolwich Town Hall. You can register here - https://www.lakestewardsofmaine.org/invasive-plant-patrol-workshops/plant-paddle-registration/.