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21st Annual New Year’s Day Beach Walk

Lloyd Center Annual New Year's Day Walk - Gooseberry Neck, WestportIs one of your New Year’s resolutions to get outside and walk or to learn more about the natural world around you? If yes, this is the perfect trip for you. Join Research Director Mark Mello for this Lloyd Center tradition of celebrating the start of the new year with a relaxing walk on Gooseberry Neck beach!

With a focus on coastal ecology and bird identification, Mark will identify winter waterfowl and ‘washed up’ marine life. January is a wonderful time of year to walk the coast and observe the effects of wave action on the slope and shape of the beach. This is a very informal outing, and those that simply want to walk are more than welcome.

The program will be held on Sunday, January 1, 2012 from 10am – noon and is free to all. Participants should dress warmly and wear hiking boots; binoculars and cameras are recommended as well. Participants will meet at the Gooseberry Neck Parking Lot in Westport. Follow Route 88 south until the very end, turn right and proceed across the causeway to the parking lot. No registration is required. If you have questions about the program, call Mark Mello at 508-990-0505 ext.22. Start the New Year off “on the right foot” by walking the beach and enjoying our unique coastal habitats.