Programs at Leesylvania State Park June 6-7, 2015

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Provided by Leesylvania State Park

Clean the Bay Day/National Trails Day

Date: 06/06/2015

Location: Visitor Center

Description: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Join us as we support the annual effort to clean the Chesapeake Bay by removing trash from its tributary rivers and streams. Be sure to wear bug spray, sunscreen, clothes and closed toed shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. –  Lend us a hand and learn what it takes to keep trails clear and safe for park guests to hike on.  We’ll be getting our hands dirty as we work with tools to recapture a trail from forest growth and soil erosion.  Please bring work gloves and don’t forget to wear clothes and closed toed shoes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Kids Fishing Tournament

Date: 06/06/2015

Time: 9:00 a.m.   To  11:00 a.m.

Location: Marina in lot #1

Description: Join our kids fishing tournament and see what you can catch. There is some fishing equipment that participants can borrow, but we encourage folks to bring their own. There are several volunteers on hand to give participants help. Sponsored by the Friends of Leesylvania State Park.

Pond Play!

Date: 06/07/2015

Time: 11:00 a.m.   To  11:45 p.m.

Location: Pond by Playground

Description: Explore the animals that live in our pond. You’ll get to see frogs, turtles, and fish. A ranger will use nets to catch animals that are under the water so you can see them up close and personal.

Canoe Tour

Date: 06/07/2015

Time: 11:00 a.m.   To  1:00 p.m.

Location: Register at the Visitor Center and then meet at Canoe Launch

Description: Join a ranger for a guided canoe tour on Powell’s Creek. You’ll get to see wildlife, marsh plants, and test your skills in a canoe. Please register with the Visitor Center 24 hours in advance for the tour. Fee is $9.00 per person, or $6.00 per person when reserving for groups of 4 or more.

Stump the Ranger

Date: 06/07/2015

Time: 1:00 p.m.   To  1:45 p.m.

Location: Playground

Description: Have you got a nature question you have been burning to ask someone? Do you live for local history facts? Come down to Leesylvania State Park’s picnic area and see if you can’t stump the ranger. We’ll be answering questions and sharing our knowledge of the park’s environment and history.

Osprey Observation

Date: 06/07/2015

Time: 3:00 p.m.   To  3:45 p.m.

Location: Fishing Pier

Description: During the spring and summer osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger near the fishing pier in the picnic area to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water.

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