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Press Release

Make Plans for the Annual Spring Outdoor Festival May 3 at the Wehle Land Conservation Center

April 24, 2008

CONTACT: Jo Lewis
334-242-3484
jo.lewis@dcnr.alabama.gov
 
 
Get back to nature during the 11th Annual Spring Outdoor Festival (formerly Plant Fest and Bird Awareness Day) on May 3, 2008, at the Wehle Land Conservation Center near Midway, Alabama in Bullock County from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Spring Outdoor Festival is a fun and educational event for the entire family and admission is FREE.
 
The Spring Outdoor Festival, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources State Lands Division, features educational exhibits and demonstrations of interest to all ages. Activities will include wildflower woods rides, fossil collecting, butterfly diversity, pine needle basket making, raptor biology & conservation, draft horse plowing, gourd and pumpkin planting, syrup cane planting, bats of our worlds, native azaleas and Bonnie Plant varieties. Horseback riding, hiking, and biking trails will be available along with free fishing – Alabama freshwater fishing license required – canoeing, and picnic facilities for the whole family. Onsite vendors will offer handcrafted goat milk soap, plants, barbeque, old fashioned kettle corn and Audubon birds, pewter pins, t-shirts and caps, wildlife books, limited edition turkey calls and much more from the Outdoor Alabama Nature Shop.
 
The Wehle Land Conservation Center is located approximately five miles southeast of Midway, Alabama in Bullock County on County Road 47. Take U.S. Hwy. 82 from either Montgomery or Eufaula to Midway and follow the “Nature Center” signs. Call Jo Lewis in the State Lands Division at 334-242-3484 for more information on this fun outdoors event.
 
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR visit www.outdooralabama.com.