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  • No vehicle shuttle. Bring swimsuit for moonlight dip and jacket in case it’s cool. Take West Beach Road off Rte 1 in Charlestown. Turn right at end of road and follow to end. Go right again until you reach the RI DEM boat launching area. Leader: Elly Heyder, (401)322-1121, and email: Launch site: N 41º 20.182’ W 071º 43.334’ Experienced paddlers are welcome to join us for our free, guided kayak/canoe paddles. We will pass various local conservation lands, including some of our own Westerly Land Trust preserves. The paddle times will be between 1½ to 3 hours. Please bring your own kayak/canoe, paddle, life jacket, whistle, water, snacks, etc. Some of us will go swimming. We will meet at put in points and carpool to takeout sites unless stated differently in the description above. PLEASE NOTE: PFD’s: Personal flotation devices or Life Jackets MUST be worn by all our paddlers properly zipped and/or buckled at all times while on the water, in the manner intended by the manufacturer. Persons not willing to follow this requirement are not permitted on our trips. Inflatable PFD’s are NOT allowed. Sound signal (whistle, horn, etc.) is required. If weather is questionable, contact leader. If you wish to have a free vessel safety check contact Sally Hanson at This can be done before or after a paddle as long as Sally is there.