Friends created a series of 12 paddling trails to provide paddlers with guides to seeing the Refuges from the water. Each guide provides a map and indicates places of ecological and environmental interest that the paddlers might want to note along the trail. The guides are available on this website to be download for free HERE.
Seven of the guides are also now part the Paddle the Gulf website, which is supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Friends member Beth Dieveney, initiated contact between Friends and NOAA. Becky Allee, a senior scientist at NOAA made this happen. Thanks to both Beth and Becky!