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Kanawha State Forest’s “Quiet Celebration” Walk is September 21 Participants who help celebrate forest’s 75th anniversary get commemorative pin
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Kanawha State Forest in Charleston turns 75 years old on Friday, September 21, and forest staff is inviting visitors to participate in a “Quiet Celebration.” To celebrate, visitors to the forest are asked to walk for one-half hour (or more) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
“There is no specific trail or distance that a person needs to walk,” said Kevin Dials, assistant superintendent. “The celebration is simply asking people to visit the forest for at least a half hour and walk somewhere and to be active outdoors.”
West Virginia’s state park system is a partner with ActiveWV, a statewide physical activity initiative, and assists in providing outdoor exercise opportunities.
After taking a 30 minute walk on September 21, visitors may stop by the forest office between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to register and receive a commemorative 75th anniversary lapel pin. There is no designated trail or pace. Walking time is on the honor system. There is no charge to participate.
For Kanawha State Forest activity information, call 304-558-3500 or visit www.kanawhastateforest.com.