December

To make reservations for any of the programs below, please call the Welcome Center at 368-5404.

Land Steward Project Days – 9:00 am
Saturday, December 6
Wednesdays, December 3, 10, and 17
Help preserve the natural ecosystem within the Natural Areas park system.  Activities may include clipping invasive plants, weeding native gardens, mulching, or brush removal.  Closed-toe shoes required.  Activities are suitable for ages 14 and up, with parental supervision required until age 18.  Location varies.  Please contact our Volunteer Office for information.

Trail Team Project Day at the Forest – Saturday, December 13, 9:00 am
Trail volunteers perform vital services to maintain the safety of our wonderful trail system.  Activities vary but may include using hand tools to address erosion issues, clip overhanging limbs or encroaching shrubs, or trail structure repair.  Closed-toe shoes are required.  Activities are suitable for ages 14 and up, with parental supervision required until age 18.  Meet at the Welcome Center.

Trail Team Park Project Day at Waverly Park – Saturday, December 20, 9:00 am
Trail Team and KYMBA volunteers come together to improve and maintain the combined hiking and biking trails at Waverly.  Activities vary, but may include use of hand tools to cut overhanging limbs and encroaching shrubs, trail structure repair or addressing erosion issues.  Closed-toe shoes are required.  Activities are suitable for ages 14 and up, with parental supervision required until age 18.  Meet at the playground parking lot in Waverly Park.

Free Guided Hike – Saturday, December 20, 9:00 am
Hikers will choose the trail based on popular opinion.  Begin and end around the fire in our Welcome Center.  In the tradition of past years, bring snacks (and their recipes) to share with fellow hikers (not required for participation). 

Free Guided Night Hike – Saturday, December 20, 5:30 pm
Yost Ridge Trail, 2.0 miles (moderate)
Explore the Yost Ridge Trail after dark and enjoy the view of all the Holiday lights when you reach the top!  Meet at the Welcome Center.