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Saturday, September 24, 9:30am - 10:30am

Trails and Sails - Salt Marsh Walk in the City

Old Creek Marsh "Walk and Talk"

Part of the TRAILS & SAILS, Essex National Heritage Commission

Meet at Pickman Park, Monroe Road, Salem, MA 01970

Free and Open to the Public

Join Salem Sound Coastwatch for a "walk and talk" at Old Creek Marsh, a beautiful and productive salt marsh located at the edge of Salem State University's Central Campus. As we walk around the marsh, we'll talk about the plants, fish, birds, insects that live in this marsh, which is part of the Forest River Estuary. We'll explore the role of the salt marsh in our marine ecosystem and the history of this marsh, which has been restored from an industrial dumping ground.

Special Instructions: Light walking for approximately 1/2 mile on a paved and hardpacked walking path. Those interested in going onto the marsh should wear closed toed shoes that can get wet or muddy.

See you at the salt marsh.

Great PARTY at Turners!

25th Anniversary Party

Thank you all for coming to our 25th Anniversary PARTY!


"Drain SmART Salem"

View artistic, tasteful and educational murals on city stormdrains all around downtown Salem! Murals illustrate the connection between stormdrains and the ocean....that stormdrains lead directly into the ocean and can transport harmful chemicals and trash into the marine environment.

The latest addition by Kevin O'Connell and Natasha Lee Evans - onwaves design - to Drain SmART Salem! Splash says all stormdrains "drain to the ocean!" Listen to Splash, he's a smart Turtle!
A HUGE thank you for funding this and other local projects goes to
NOAA Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach.


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25th Anniversary Symposium - A Great Success!

Finding Solutions to Our Coastal Challenges

View the presentations


Make Waves

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