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Merritt Island

Merritt IslandThe Outing Club was fortunate to be the recipient of this generous land donation which we use as a base for trips, service projects, and Leadership Training. The 28 acre island is located on the ocean, in the New Meadows River and has a network of trails circumnavigating the perimeter. Six canoes live near the island to allow access at all tides, although at low tide you can walk across a sand bar. Sea kayakers use the island for a lunch stop or overnight camp, and leadership training canidates spend a day each semester practicing their camping and canoeing skills on the island.

In the near future, we are developing a foresty plan for the island that will allow us to safely remove some of the fallen underbrush as well as teach about low impact forestry.

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