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Halloween Hike this Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The annual Halloween Hike sponsored by the Washington County Conservation Board will be held Saturday evening at Marr Park. To celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary, this year’s theme is “Be a Conservationist” in an effort to educate participants about different careers in conservation. Activities at the hike include a trail lit by luminaries and a mostly full moon, stocking a “pond” with live fish, maintenance and practice using real tools, and the third station will be about wildlife biology and re-introducing animals to their habitats. There will be crafts as well and a station in the library about handling the educational snakes and turtles.

This event for all ages will be held from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Marr Park this Saturday.

Marr Park is located one mile west of Ainsworth and 6 miles east of Washington on Highway 92. The Hike will begin at Shelter 3, just after the turn in the paved road.

In case of rain, the indoor activities will still be held as well as outdoor activities that are modifiable for indoors.

For more information, contact the Conservation Board at 319/657-2400 or e-mail