Outdoors notebook
By Peter Ottesen – Record Staff Writer

March 24, 2009

Canoe trips will discover remote Delta Outdoors enthusiasts have the chance to explore one of the few remaining natural islands in the Delta on a canoe tour led by a California State Park guide on Saturdays and Sundays through May 17.

“Participants will learn a few basic canoeing skills and then explore the Delta Meadows River Park area looking for otter, beaver, muskrat, birds and other wildlife,” parks spokesman John Arnold said. “Delta Natural History Association, a non-profit organization, is co-sponsor of the Delta Canoe Tour Program.”

Two tours, running two to three hours, are offered each day starting at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Cost of the tour is $20. Participants must be at least 8 years old.

Information: Brannan Island State Recreation Area, (916) 777-7701