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For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2014
Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668

Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Tour offered by Miami-Dade Parks Ecoadventures and the Coral Gables Museum


(MIAMI, February 20, 2014) – On Sunday, March 23rd, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, enjoy the Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Tour, a leisure canoeing experience led by Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures and Coral Gables Museum staff. The guided tour encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount of wildlife can be seen in the water and on the shore! The Coral Gables Waterway is a man-made system of canals that added 40 miles of waterfront to the city from the Bay through the residential section to the grand golf course at the Biltmore Hotel.

Registrants will meet at the Coral Gables Museum at 9:00 am and will enjoy free admission to the current exhibit “Water is Life,” which features select artworks from Coral Gables art galleries and the University of Miami Master of Fine Arts program that contemplate the beauty, wonder, opportunities and challenges of this precious resource. The exhibit is presented by the City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Museum and is curated by Rosa Lowinger. After the exhibit, board a bus to the Waterway and onto your canoe for a 2 hour paddling adventure!  Please note that there are 2 adults per canoe; 1 child may join as third passenger. Ages 6 and older.

Please bring plenty of water, at least 2-quarts per person. Protection from the sun including sun block with a high SPF (15 or higher), hats, and sunglasses are important. Closed-toe shoes required.

Tour Location / Departure Point:
Coral Gables Museum                                                                                                                                                  
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-603-8067
A parking garage is located across the street from the museum.

Cost:
$40 per person. For reservations please call the Coral Gables Museum at 305-603-8067.

About the Coral Gables Museum
The Coral Gables Museum is located in the Old Police and Fire Station in downtown Coral Gables. The Museum's mission is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts of architecture and urban and environmental design, including fostering an appreciation for the history, vision, and cultural landscape of Coral Gables; promoting beauty and planning as well as historic and environmental preservation for a broad audience, including children, families, and community members, as well as local, regional, national and international visitors. The museum optimizes its mission by cultivating effective partnerships, and providing programming that includes exhibitions, collections, educational offerings, lectures, tours, publications and special events.

About Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures
EcoAdventures, operated by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, offers a wide-variety of naturalist-guided excursions that combine adventure, recreation, and natural history. Discover South Florida’s natural treasures as you kayak, snorkel, bike or hike in this remarkable sub-tropical environment. Tours are led by knowledgeable and experienced naturalist guides, who are recreation specialists with extensive knowledge of the environment. Excursions are conducted under the guidelines of “Leave No Trace,” a wilderness conservation ethic dedicated to teaching ways of reducing the visitor’s impact on natural areas and enhancing the visitor’s experience. For more information please visit http://www.miamiecoadventures.com/.