For Release At Will: August 26, 2009
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Field Trip To Connect Families With Nature
HENDERSON, Nev. – The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a family field trip called “Spend a Day In the Forest” from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. Participation is $10 per person (ages 5 and up) and includes transportation. Participants meet at Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. Register online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 604076-95) or at any City of Henderson recreation center.
The trip takes families to the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) near Mt. Charleston, where they will learn about and experience forests and meadows with a U. S. Forest Service naturalist as their guide. The SMNRA spans more than 316,000 acres and is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including desert bighorn sheep, bobcats, and wild horses, as well as 25 different species of animals and plants that are found nowhere else in the world.
Participants should wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and bring water and a picnic lunch. Youth (ages 5-17) must be accompanied by a registered parent or guardian.
For additional information, call 267-4050 or visit cityofhenderson.com.