True Tale of the Beavers at Ganondagan Revealed

On Saturday, May 8th, Ganondagan State Historic Site Manager Peter Jemison will lead a hike to Ganondagan’s beaver dam where he’ll discuss the role of the fur trade in the history of North America and the important role the beaver played. Participants will have the opportunity to see the work of this aquatic engineer. “The True Tale of the Beavers at Ganondagan,” is part of the “Savor the Summer Series” a summer-long weekend outdoor recreation and education series.“The important lesson in this story is how critical conservation of our natural resources and this planet’s species. There once may have been over 90 million beavers in North America,” shares Jemison. “The fur trade nearly eliminated them. Through conservation efforts, the number is now estimated at between 10 and 15 million.” “The True Tale of the Beavers at Ganondagan,” will start at 1:00 p.m., leaving from the Visitors Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site, located at 1488 State Rte. 444, Victor, NY. Participants should allow about 2 hours for the hike and are advised to wear hiking shoes and bring a water bottle. There will be some hill climbing and uneven surfaces on the trail so this program is better for adults and youth over 10 years of age. The Fee is $3 for Friends of Ganondagan Members and $10 for Member Families with up to 2 adults and 4 children. The Non-member fee is $5 for adults and $15 for Non-member families with up to 2 adults and 4 children. No reservations are required.For more information, visit www.ganondagan.org or call 585.742-1690.

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