Grand Bay NERR August Kayak Trip

What: Come explore the upper reaches of Bayou Heron, Mississippi’s easternmost tidal stream, with us. We will put in our kayaks at the pavilion located near the Bayou

Heron Boat Launch and paddle northward to discover how the estuary habitats

change as we go further and further up the bayou.


You do not have to worry about white water here. The bayou is extremely flat

and protected and only gets a little choppy in the worst of winds. This paddle

adventure is designed for families with children over 6 years old who are

able to paddle on their own. However, if you have your own kayak or canoe,

you may bring a child of any age as long as everyone wears a life jacket. Due to a

limited supply of kayaks, you must pre-register for this event. First come

first served for the 14 slots. Please wear closed toed shoes and dress to protect

yourself from sun and bugs. Do not forget your water bottle or jug.


When: Saturday August 18, 2012 from 8:00 till 11:00 AM. Please meet at the Coastal Resources Center at 7:30 AM to check in and visit the Interpretive Center!


Where: The event will be held at The Coastal Resources Center at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve located at 6005 Bayou Heron Road in Jackson County. Check out the website for directions.


Info: Please contact us today to sign up for this free event at 228.475.7047 or


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