PADDLE — Niagara River — Memorial Day 5/27/19

On a beautiful spring day, 7 paddlers met at Grand Island’s East River Marsh for a fun paddle on the Niagara River. After crossing over to Pirate’s Island (Motor Island Wildlife Management Area), we paddled upstream to observe the aviary with nesting herons, egrets, and cormorants. Continuing upstream through the new Strawberry Island Archipelago (man-made islands), we entered the Strawberry Is. lagoon to observe the active bald eagle nest. A great day on the water

– Submitted by Bob Van Hise