September

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, September 6
Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17 and 24
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, September 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, September 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, September 27, 8:00 am*
Orange Trail, 2.0 miles (moderate to strenuous)
Familiarize yourself with the Orange Trail in the company of our Volunteer Naturalists, including a brief tour of our education area with descriptions of the program opportunities available from our education staff.  Meet in the Horine Reservation parking lot.  Be sure to return next month to explore again – this time in the dark!  *Time changed to 8:00 am to avoid afternoon heat for the summer hikes.