RIVER FALLS, Wis.
Buck Malick (OWLs board member), Melissa Dupont
(environmental educator), Tom Gujer (OWLs volunteer),
Eric Klumb (Kinnickinnic State Park assistant park
manager), Erin Jennings (Allina Health), Julie Gujer
(OWLs Secretary), Heather Logelin (Allina Health)
A donation of $1,600 from Allina Health will help bring to
fruition a series of signposts to highlight Kinnickinnic
State Park's nature trail and natural playground to visitors.
The Willow River Organization for Wildlife Learning (OWLs)
requested the contribution from River Falls Area Hospital to cover the
cost of installing the posts, which will feature changeable
interpretive material, distance markers for
hikers/runners/skiers and embossed rubbing posts with
pictures for young hikers.
"This contribution will enhance the health of the community
through active living," said Eric Klumb, Kinnickinnic State
Park Manager. "The nature trail is several miles long with
various loops. Along the trail are animal, plant, historical
and geological features. They sustain interest in a trail
that is also ideal for active recreation."
Heather Logelin, director of foundation and community
engagement at River Falls Area Hospital, said: "We know that
if we make it easier for people to be active outdoors, they
are more likely to do so. By improving trail signage at
Kinnickinnic State Park, we hope more people in our region
will take advantage of this low-cost opportunity to enjoy
active time outdoors with friends, family and neighbors."
To learn more about Kinnickinnic State Park, join park staff
and volunteers from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 at Hoffman
Park in River Falls for activities including fish casting and