The Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., will host a free spring interpretive hike on Saturday, April 22, beginning at the Lake City Greenway, through Heritage Trail. The hike will begin at 9 a.m. at the Greenway entrance. Participants should meet at the Heritage Trail parking lot at the end of Boys City Drive.
The hike will be led by Luke Hunt, a certified naturalist in Indiana and retired secondary science educator from Whitko Community Schools. Hunt was also an adjunct professor at Grace College. The hike is open to participants of all ages and fitness levels.
The Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams hosts interpretive hikes biannually. This spring hike is an opportunity for community members to learn about species native to Indiana, identify local trees and plants, study birds, and learn how to protect our watershed. Hikers will learn how the stream functions as part of the forest ecosystem as they walk the trail along the stream. Other natural features along Heritage Trail will be noted on the hike.
Participants are encouraged to dress according to weather and trail conditions. In the case of inclement weather, cancellation of the event will be announced on the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams Facebook page and via Twitter @CenterforLakes.