In 2015, the first annual Falltastic Trail Walk was held over a cold October weekend. Approximately 100 community members participated in the self guided event. The board chose to enhance the typical fall colors tour with educational materials describing what animals, amphibians, trees and other organisms do to prepare for winter. Visitors also learned how the fall and winter seasons contribute to lake quality. Other materials explain how wetlands improve water quality and reduce flooding. Participants could walk the trail at their own pace, sit on a bench, listen to the sounds of nature, or read the informational posters. A crackling fire and refreshments were waiting in the Ruddell Pavilion for those who finished the walk. The scenic trails at the WACF Center are open to the public year-round at no charge.
Solar Eclipse Picnic Great Fun!
Over 150 neighbors gathered at the WACF Education Center on August 21 with their camp chairs and picnic food to view the moon take over the sun through WACF supplied NASA approved safety glasses. We felt the temperature drop, the wind still, and the light turn to dusk levels.
2017 Cat Tail Awards
The WACF Cat Tail Awards for outstanding service to the watershed were presented at the WACF annual meeting on July 29, 2017 to Diana Castell, Betsy Roby and Kenny Bolles. Pictured are Joan Szynal (WACF Chairman), Diana Castell and Doug Yoder (Vice-chairman).
Between the Lakes Progress
Dan Ernst of Earth Source, Inc. Landscape Architects is working with WACF director Sam Leman to create a master plan for the WACF Between the Lakes property (across from the Channel Marker). At the WACF annual meeting on July 29, 2017, Mr. Ernst gave a short presentation previewing the plan.
Video taken by Deb Patterson of Ink Free News.