Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Walk for Wildlands

Walk for Wildlands
On the Ironton Rail Trail
Earth Day
Saturday, April 22, 2006
9:00 a.m. registration check-in

Celebrate Earth Day 2006 with Wildlands Conservancy and get in step to raise funds for your local conservation organization! Gather family and friends together for a day of outdoor fitness and fun, while helping to preserve, protect, and enhance the land, water, ecological, and recreational resources of the Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh River valley.

Beginning at Saylor Park in Coplay, Pa., participants will walk the five-mile loop of the Ironton Rail Trail, leading them along the Coplay Creek to the Lehigh River and looping through Whitehall Township back to Saylor Park. Half way, walkers can stop, rest, and pick up a bottle of water and a snack at the Hokendauqua Park (to view a map of the trail, visit www.irontonrailtrail.org).

Walkers will enjoy the route, visit various education stations, experience fun environmental activities, all while learning how Wildlands Conservancy does the work of protecting open land and wildlife habitat, restoring streambanks, creeks and rivers, and enhancing outdoor recreational greenways.

A Go Green Challenge will also be a part of the fun! While on the trail, simply fill in the answers to the questions listed on the sheet given to you at registration. All registrants who complete the Walk and the Go Green Challenge will receive an event T-shirt, conservation literature, and other goodies. Additional prizes will be awarded to the first 100 registrants who complete the Walk and correctly answer the Go Green Challenge.

Entry fees are $25 per person, $45 for a family, or $100 for a team of eight or more. A pledge sheet is also available for those who wish to solicit additional funds from others and help widen the support. Call (610) 965-4397, ext. 10 or contact us via e-mail to request a registration form.

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