HANOVER — Thursday’s Source to the Sea Family Day paddle down the Androscoggin River between Hanover and Rumford will start at 1 p.m. instead of 3:30 p.m., organizers said Wednesday.

The wrong time was posted for the 9.2-mile paddle on the Androscoggin River Watershed Council website, arwc.camp7.org/page-1856697.

The trip, which is from 1 to 6 p.m., on Thursday, July 24, starts at the Hanover boat launch behind the Hanover Town Office off Route 2.

According to its itinerary, the trip is described as “a nice winding paddle around Rumford Point and through Rumford Center with hill and farm views and a very high chance of eagle sightings.”

River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition will sponsor a post-paddle healthy-eating gathering at the Rumford Boat launch. Stony Brook Campground will provide a few boats and basic instruction for people to try kayaking at the Rumford Boat launch.

Additionally, the River Valley Healthy Communities will bring food for the landing in Rumford. Take-out is the Rumford boat launch just west of McDonald’s on Route 2.

The remaining Source to the Sea schedule is:

July 25 — Mexico to Dixfield

July 26 — Dixfield to Canton

July 27 — Canton to Riley Dam in Jay to Canton: Family Day

July 30 — Livermore Falls to Twin Bridges in Turner

July 31 — After-hours paddle in Otis Mill

Aug. 1 — Twin Bridges to Center Bridge

Aug. 2 — Center Bridge to Cherry Pond: Family Day

Aug. 3 — Auburn to Auburn with a hike in Rancourt Preserve

Aug. 7 — Paddle after hours in Auburn

Aug. 8 — Durham to Lisbon Falls

Aug. 9 — Topsham to Brunswick

Aug. 10 — Brunswick around the islands and back: Family Day

To learn starting times for each day’s trip, visit the council’s website at arwc.camp7.org/page-1856697. People can also contact Becky Secrest, event coordinator, at 207-754-8158 or [email protected] For daily updates, visit the council’s Facebook site at www.facebook.com/AndroRWC.

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