The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors will again offer its Outdoor Adventures programs beginning Thursday, March 22nd, in Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

Among the activities offered in the Outdoor Adventures program are bird watching, harbor kayaking, and surf kayaking.

Bird watching will take groups to various sites in the Ballona Wetlands, where participants will have the opportunity to observe various bird species compete for resources in the shoreline and vegetation habitat.

Dates and times for bird watching this year are 4 p.m. Thursdays, March 22nd and May 24th; and 9 a.m. Thursdays, April 26th and June 28th.

Excursions are presented at no cost but pre-registration is suggested. Each outing is approximately two hours long.

Harbor kayaking offers leisure outings in the Marina harbor for anyone ten years and older, including families, for whom double kayaks are available. Class size is limited to 15 participants.

Outings are from 11:30 am to 1:45 p.m. Saturdays, March 24th, April 21st, May 26th, June 16th, July 28th, August 25th, September 22nd, October 27th and November 10th.

Cost per outing is $25 for participants ten to 18 years of age, and $30 for participants ages 19 or older.

Surf kayaking will provide participants with the opportunity to kayak through the Marina del Rey harbor and head out to the north jetty, where they will surf the waves aboard sit-on-top kayaks.

Los Angeles County lifeguards will instruct the outings. Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited to ten participants.

All classes are held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on March 24th, April 28th, May 26th, June 16th, July 28th, August 25th, September 22nd, October 27th and November 10th.

The cost per outing is $25 for participants ages ten to 18 years, and $30 for participants ages 19 and older.

To register or obtain additional information for all programs, (310) 822-8530.

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