The Black River swamp forest in southern central North Carolina hosts the oldest stand of living trees east of the Rocky Mountains. The secrets of the Black River, its ancient swamp forests, ecology and rich history will come alive during the weekend of Nov. 3.
The Piedmont Environmental Center, 1228 Penny Road in High Point, is offering a chance to join a canoe trip down the Black River on Nov. 2, 3 and 4. The trip will be led by PEC staffers and professional guides. Members of the expedition will take core samples from old cypress trees, see the flora and fauna of the river and swamp, and listen to fascinating stories of the river and its human and animal inhabitants.Cost of the trip is $80 for PEC members, $85 for nonmembers. Included in the cost are meals, tents, canoes, transportation, guides and program fees. Preregistration is required. For a free brochure on the trip, call the PEC at 454-4214.