Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) will be holding a kayak and canoe paddle on Tuesday, September 15 at 10 a.m. as a part of the Nature Explorations educational series. Explore Duckpuddle Pond by watercraft and bring your own kayak or canoe. This paddle will be led by Aj Corson and Peter Lawrence. Join the paddle to discover and analyze the evolutionary trajectory of a pond in the Pemaquid River watershed and some technical aspects of Maine’s 6000 lakes and ponds. Duckpuddle Pond is a rather shallow but beautiful pond. It covers 318 acres with a mean depth of 16 feet and a maximum depth of 23 feet. Come and learn, on the water, the complicated difference between a lake and a pond.
Directions: From Damariscotta, take Route 1 North entering Nobleboro. Proceed to a right turn onto Winslow Hill Road at the bottom of the hill with Pemaquid Pond on your right and after a short distance take the first right onto Duck Puddle Road. Continue on Duck Puddle about 4 miles taking a left onto Bremen Road, going over the bridge and parking just beyond where the put in is across the road. Meet by 10 a.m.
Co- leader Peter Lawrence of Nobleboro, among his other volunteer roles in the community, is a PWA Board member and the PWA Paddlers Chair. The PWA Paddlers are an enthusiastic group that meets every Saturday through the kayaking season for trips together in the region and other nice spots nearby in Maine. All are welcome. There are three more PWA paddles planned in September culminating in the paddle on Pemaquid and Biscay Ponds to celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend on September 26.
Co- leader Aj Corson is a Civil Environmental Engineer and is a former Maine Department of Environmental Protection Director of the Division of Water Quality Evaluation & Planning. He volunteers on PWA’s Land Stewardship Committee and is the Steward for Little Falls Brook Preserve and Pemaquid Pond Preserve, a Courtesy Boat Inspector, and a LakeSmart Evaluator. He is an avid outdoors enthusiast, avid fly fisherman, and gardener.
The duration of this paddle on Duckpuddle Pond will be about one and a half to two hours long. In the case of inclement weather, please call the PWA office to see if it has been cancelled or rescheduled. The PWA office number is 563-2196.