Most of the six-mile long Sampawams Creek is secret except to those who live on its banks. 94% of the creek is inaccessible. You’d have to trespass on private property to get at it. The same is true for the other 120 creeks that flow into the Great South Bay and other marine waters.
Naturalist Tom Stock set out to learn some of these secrets. Living across the street from the creek, he took frequent walks along Shore Road, the marine portion of the creek. His curiosity and interest in scouting various natural habitat started him on a three-year journey. He looked at old maps, historic photos, and make several surveys along and in the creek.
As Tom says, “There are still secrets that I haven’t learned. But now I can give back to the community with posters, a power point programs, and printed handouts.”
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For a trail map or to have Tom come and give the presentation in person, contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org