Esopus Creek Conservancy is sponsoring a free guided kayak and canoe tour of Esopus Bend Nature Preserve on Saturday, May 13. Participants will paddle the tranquil waters of the Esopus Creek above the dam in Saugerties, visiting the coves and wetlands of Esopus Bend Nature Preserve and the shoreline to the south. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Village Beach parking lot on Route 9W, just north of the Esopus Creek bridge at the foot of Partition St. Participants will put-in at the beach. Bring a kayak or canoe. All participants must wear a personal floatation device (life vest). Rain or thunderstorms cancels the paddle. Children are welcome and encouraged, but please do not bring pets. Pre-registration is required. Contact the paddle leader, Steve Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for additional information. The event is limited to a maximum of ten watercraft. For information about upcoming nature walks and paddles, visit esopuscreekconservancy.org.