In celebration of Earth Day 2023 on Sunday April 23rd 2023 , the Christmas Bay Foundation will be hosting a fun and educational paddle out event on Titlum Tatlum Bayou. The meeting point for the event will be the same as the crab trap round up at San Luis Pass State Park. Leading the tour and giving facts about the history and ecology of the Bayou will be Dr. Bruce Bodson. Hope everyone can make it! This tour will touch on the benefits of estuaries and their importance to the environment and marine ecosystem. How the moon affects the tides and the movement of fish. Identify the various critters that live in the bay and shoreline and how they depend upon each other for survival in a challenging environment.
Bruce is an experienced birder and will point out the numerous birds that frequent the area including the extraordinary Roseate Spoonbill, the threatened Reddish Egret, Oystercatchers, Black Skimmers, and a host of other birds that inhabit the coastal estuary.
The tour will begin Sunday morning April 23 at 8 am until noon, where participants will meet at the Brazoria County Boat ramp at San Luis Pass. Directions will be included. Kayaks are provided with paddles, lifejacket, and a seat. A whistle will also be included and will be a memento of the trip. We recommend that paddlers bring the following items;
– wide brimmed hat
– long sleeved shirt
– water (we provide 1 bottle)
– masks are optional yet encouraged
– mosquito repellent
– booties or hard rubber soled wading shoes
– snacks/sandwiches in a ziplock bag
The reservations are made on a first come, first served basis and we have room for up to 20 paddlers.
Sign up at the CBF website, www.christmasbayfoundation.org, with Eric Boatman who will assist you and give you the opportunity to join the CBF.
This trip will fill up quickly and we recommend that you sign up quickly.