$1,600 donation for trail at state park
RIVER FALLS--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 (RFAH) 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 RFAH, 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.”For more information on the OWLs, visit www.willowriverowls.org.