The Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting a geology hike through the Hunter's Creek gorge at Kenneglenn Nature Preserve in the Town of Wales on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. The hike will be led by Stan Radon, a geologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Radon teaches geology, energy and environmental classes at SUNY Buffalo and Daemen College.
This popular hike is a great family outing for a hot August day. While walking through Hunter’s Creek, participants will examine the hundreds of colorful layers of rock in the gorge walls, and discuss the geology and natural history that made this astounding natural feature. Hikers will also visit a beautiful waterfall.
Nancy Smith, executive director of the Land Conservancy, says that: “The Kenneglenn Nature Preserve is the crown jewel of the Land Conservancy’s numerous protected properties, and the gorge is one of the most special natural places in all of Western New York.”
The hike is free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance by calling the Land Conservancy at 687-1225 or by emailing email@example.com. Space is limited, so please confirm soon. The hike is appropriate for people of all ages. Please be prepared to walk in the creek with shoes that have great traction. Parking is available at the Kenneglenn Nature Preserve in front of the Land Conservancy office. A map and directions will be provided to everyone registering for the event.
The Western New York Land Conservancy is a regional, not-for-profit land trust that permanently protects more than 5,000 acres of land with significant conservation values in Western New York, for the benefit of future generations. The organization envision a future in which natural areas, farmlands, wildlife habitat and scenic beauty are cherished and protected as part of the landscape and character of Western New York. The organization is one of 1,700 land trusts nationwide, including 90 in New York State, which have protected 40 million acres over the last 20 years. For more information on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities or the mission of the Western New York Land Conservancy, please call 687-1225 or visit www.wnylc.org.