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“Raft the Nisqually with Land Trust”

Photo courtesy Nisqually Land Trust

The Nisqually Land Trust is offering two raft trips, each floating a different section, giving the public a unique chance to see a different side of the Nisqually River.

‘You may not realize how wild and scenic the Nisqually is,’ Land Trust executive director Joe Kane said in a prepared statement. ‘This river is close to home, yet 75 percent of the rivers lower 42 miles from Alder Dam to the delta is permanently protected, undeveloped and relatively inaccessible. Rafting is really the best way to see the Nisqually and its eagles, hawks, deer, and other wildlife.’

The first trip departs Saturday [July 21] from the Nisquallys confluence with the Mashel River, near Eatonville. This 13-mile trip passes along several Land Trust properties, including the three-mile length of one of the trusts largest holdings, Powell Creek, which includes stands of mature forest.”

“The July 29 trip covers 10 miles of the lower Nisqually, starting near Yelm and travels along a river corridor protected in large part by Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Nisqually Indian Tribe. The stretch is rich with towering old-growth forests and lush aquatic habitat.”

Reservations are $100 per person.

For reservations and further information, call the Nisqually Land Trust at 360-489-3400 or go to the Trusts website at www.nisquallylandtrust.org, quoting the Tacoma News Tribune.
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Editor’s Note:
This writer and his wife are strong supporters of the Nisqaully Land Trust. Join us this year on July 29 trip of the lower Nisqually.

Map courtesy Nisqually Land Trust

Posted by Steve on July 16, 2012 at 6:09 am | Permalink

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