Thursday, April 8, 2010

Waynesville watershed guided hike

Sign up now for one of the coveted spots on a rare guided hike in the Waynesville watershed to be held Saturday, April 24.

The 8,600-acre preserve is off limits to public recreation except for twice a year when the North Carolina town sponsors hikes.

The three-to five-mile hike will be led by Dr. Peter Bates, who will discuss the development of the Waynesville watershed management plan as well as current conditions within the watershed, and by Naturalist Don Hendershot, who will discuss the wildlife and wildflowers found along the way.

Eric Romaniszyn, director of Haywood Waterways Association, will also attend to discuss water quality throughout the county.

Spots go quickly. Click or call 828.452.2491.

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