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First Wilbraham Wilderness Walk taking place May 1

Date: 4/29/2010

April 29, 2010

WILBRAHAM - The first ever Wilbraham Wilderness Walk through the Rice Nature Preserve will be taking place this Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. The walk will focus on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and is free to attend. The first 40 participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt in honor of the 40th anniversary. Entrance (and parking) are located at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Main Street.

"This is a great way to support Earth Day, the onset of spring and increase awareness of the beautiful trails in our community's backyard," Patricia Serra, a member of the Wilbraham Community Association (WCA) and organizer of the event, said.

The walk is being sponsored by the WCA. Serra said she hopes it will become an annual tradition.

Activities will include a nature scavenger hunt and an Earth Day-related gift and goodie bag for the first 100 participants (under age 12).

The WCA is a non-profit corporation founded in 1985 for the purpose of sponsoring the Peach Festival and other public events in the town of Wilbraham and the development and implementation of plans to enhance the usefulness of public lands in said town.