This weekend, June 11-13, is RiverFest – celebrating the Wild & Scenic Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers.
They have a great website with dozens of programs for boaters and landlubbers alike (most of them are family-friendly as well). The weather looks to be pretty good this weekend (we’ll see if that holds).
I’ll be photographing the OARS RiverQuest event on Saturday morning. You’ll find me trolling up and down the three rivers around the confluence at Egg Rock.
On Sunday I’m leading a somewhat unusual photography workshop at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. The workshop will take place on Puffer Pond — so if you don’t have a boat don’t bother showing up. I’ll be going over some techniques and tips for photographing nature from your kayak or canoe. After a bit of discussion we’ll head out on the pond and make some photographs. I have to admit I’m hoping for a small group and probably shouldn’t even be mentioning it here, but what the heck.
Participants can unload on Sandbank Trail, however you will need to park by the visitor center in designated parking areas. 680 Hudson Rd, Sudbury, MA. Meet at the boat launch off of Sandbank Trail at 6:15 am.
Please try to take some time and visit our beautiful rivers this weekend.
Image above: Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Puffer Pond. Canon 7D, 500mm f/4L, 1/6400 at f/4, ISO 640. Handheld from kayak.