Tours Showcase Eco-Treasures in Greenfield Lake

WILMINGTON -- Members of Cape Fear River Watch showed off the interesting creatures that call Greenfield Lake home Tuesday.

The group offers eco-tours that head out on the lake twice a week. Even the very young can enjoy the time paddling along the calm waters of Wilmington's hidden jewel.

There are plenty of creatures to see, including an alligator, birds, and everything under the water.

Tour guides said the creatures are all part of the cypress swamp ecosystem that makes the lake a beautiful place to escape from it all, if only for a few moments.

"It's just relaxing coming out to the river. It makes most people forget about their problems at work or with their family," said Joey Abbate of Cape Fear River Watch. "It helps to come out here and float on the water. It's something I think more Wilmingtonians should come to appreciate."

Reported by Joe Keiley

The tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Cape Fear River Watch at (910) 762-5606.