Parklands Explorer: Forest Management

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Parklands Explorer: Forest Management

In 2017 Parklands Explorers stomped, tromped, and pedaled every mile of Parklands trail while making new friends and burning over 85,000 calories. In 2018, Parklands Explorers will continue their focus on physical fitness, camaraderie, and exploration while also stretching their mental muscles, embarking on a pathway to wellness for body and mind. Join Parklands Interpretive Rangers on the second Saturday of each month to traverse a new hiking trail and delve into a related educational topic. From April through September, Parklands Explorers will also have an opportunity to participate in bonus wellness activities led by local partner organizations. (Look for more details on our partners coming in early 2018.)

On Saturday January 13, Parklands Explorers will meet in the North Beckley Paddling access parking lot at 10:00am to explore the Coppiced Woods trail. This 1.9-mile round trip hike is of medium difficulty on natural surface trail. Along the way, the group will explore forest management past and present. Explorers will look for clues as to what happened over one hundred years ago in this forest while also contemplating its future under Parklands management. Come prepared for the weather with water, warm clothes, and sturdy walking shoes. In addition, come prepared to think critically about future forest management in The Parklands.

We hope you will join us on this pathway to wellness as we improve mind, body, and spirit. Participation is FREE, we just ask that you bring a healthy sense of exploration and a sturdy pair of boots!

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