Come join Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper for our first River Tour of the 2012 Tour season! The first tour is the Strawberry Island Paddle and it is scheduled for Saturday, June 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will launch from East River Marsh on Grand Island. This tour involves paddling approximately three miles of the Upper Niagara River. Moderate experience is suggested due to wind, current, and wave conditions. Space is limited for this popular tour, so register early!
Tour leader, Paul Leuchner, will point out evidence of the many shore bird breeding habitats, including a Great Blue Heron rookery as well as discuss the restoration project at Strawberry Island.
River Tours will continue throughout the summer. Buffalo River tours are free and specialty river tours are $15 per person and $25 per family up to four people. Boat rentals are $20 per boat (canoe or kayak). Y ou are welcome to bring your own canoe, kayak, and/or life vests if able.
The river tour program is supported by the Community Foundation of Buffalo, Art Services Initiative of WNY, Erie County Harbor Development, and First Niagara Bank.