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Lake Crabtree Connection


June 2013
Come Sail Away

Lake Crabtree's sailing classes have begun, so sign up now! Whether you've never sailed before, or already have experience, we've got classes to suit your skill level and to suit your schedule with sessions both morning and night.
Here's a listing of dates:

Evening Beginner:
June 10-12
June 17-19
July 1-3
July 8-10
July 22-24
July 29-31
August 12-14
August 26-28

Evening Intermediate:
June 24-27
July 15-18
August 5-8
August 19-22

Learn to Sail Clinics:
June 10-13
June 17-20
June 24-27
July 8-11
July 15-18
July 22-25
July 29-August 1
August 5-8
August 12-15
August 19-22

For registration forms and more information, visit our website. Call (919) 460-3355 with any questions.

If none of these dates work for you, we do offer group sailing opportunities on weekday afternoons. Call (919) 460-2723 for more details.
'Hawk'ing our programs 

Like the eagle in the header? We've got bald eagles here at the park, along with hawks, owls, vultures, and ospreys...Lake Crabtree is rife with raptors! Not the scary dinos, raptors, sometimes called birds of prey, are actually several kinds of birds often grouped together because of their size and carnivorous habits. But there's so much more to know! And if you want to learn it, come to our Radical Raptors program on Tuesday, June 18, from 1 to 3 p.m.  Registration is required, the class is open to students 5 to 12 years old. $8/child.
Call 919-460-3355 for more information. 
July Preview

  The park will be open on July 4 for all your picnicking needs. And even though it's not the weekend, Boat Rental will be open, too! For more details about our boat rentals and their schedule, go here. Also, Independence Day is Free Fishing Day here in North Carolina. Celebrate America's birthday by taking part in our Tackle Loaner Program, even if you don't have a fishing license! For more information, go here or call (919) 460-3355. 

Pollinator Festival
Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet at the Beech Shelter.
The end of June marks the beginning of National Pollinator Week. Lake Crabtree is celebrating with its very first Pollinator Festival. Join us in appreciating everything they do for us! Not only will there be lots of fun stuff to do like games to play and guest speakers to listen to, there'll be cool things to take home too, like pollinator crafts and some local honey. Maybe you'd like to see a demonstration hive, or build your own mason bee house. But it's not just bees, it's butterflies and hummingbirds and much more. We'll also show you some native plants to welcome pollinators to your yard. This event is free and does not require registration. Show up any time.

 Sign up now for June Programs!

  • Birding With Vernon
    • All ages
    • Saturday, June 1, 8:30-10 a.m.
    • Free, no preregistration required 
  • Storytime for Tots: All Pupa'd Out   
    • Ages 2-5 
    • Wednesday, June 5, 1-2 p.m. 
    • $4/child
  • Crabtree Casters
    • Ages 5 and up
    • Wednesday, June 5 & 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
    • Free
  • Year of the Snake  
    • All ages
    • Saturday, June 8, 1-3 p.m.
    • Free 
  • Summer Tree ID
    • Ages 10 and up 
    • Sunday, June 9, 1-3 p.m. 
    • $3/person or $5/family
  • Sunset Canoe Trip 
    • Ages 7 and up 
    • Friday, June 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m .  
    • $5/person or $10/canoe. Max. 2 adults, 1 child per canoe 
  • Homeschool/Track-out Series:
    Radical Raptors   
    • Ages 5-12
    • Tuesday, June 18, 1-3 p.m.
    • $8/child  

These programs require preregistration.  Call (919) 460-3355 to check space availability before mailing in a completed

Program Registration Form and payment. If you need further information about our educational programs you can check out our website.

The Wild Side:
National Pollinator Week
 National Pollinator Week was initiated and is run by the Pollinator Partnership. It's a week devoted to raising awareness about the crucial importance of pollinators and their role in our world.
      What's a pollinator? A pollinator is anything that carries pollen from one flower to another. This includes the wind, but is usually used to refer to animals like bees, bats, hummingbirds, butterflies and innumerable other species that feed from flowers.
       Why are they so important? Without pollinators, there would be no plants. Without plants, we would be without fruit, vegetables, root beer, chocolate, lumber, and many medicines. Pollination is essential to producing not just fruit, but seeds. And without seeds there would be no more plants. Aren't pollinators amazing? If you'd like to know  more about them or ways to help them, stop by our Pollinator Festival on Saturday the 29th. Call (919) 460-3355 if you have any questions. 

Contact us: 
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Parkway 
Morrisville, NC  27560
(919) 460-3390 
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