Take a hike

East Hampton - posted Mar, 20 2013

EAST HAMPTON- The East Hampton Parks and Recreation will sponsor a hike at Wopowog Wild Life Management Area and the former site of Camp Wopowog on Sunday, April 7, at 1 p.m. The camp site is located on the on the East Hampton banks of the Salmon River. The hike is organized by the Chatham Historical Society as part of the “Explore East Hampton” monthly series program. Jack Berlanda, of the DEEP Wildlife Division, will guide the hikers and discuss habitat management including: young forest habitat, interior forest habitat, and warm season grass management. Allen Petell, DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, will point out signs of wildlife. The hike offers a wonderful and unique opportunity for new residents to learn about the history of Camp Wopowog and for life-long residents to share their recollections and stories with others. Adults and children are welcome to join in what promises to be an afternoon of making local history come alive. After the walk people are invited to visit The Chatham Historical Society's museum complex located at 6 Bevin Boulevard. The museum will be open for tours from 2-4 p.m. For further information about upcoming walks or the Chatham Historical Society, contact Marty Podskoch, coordinator of the “Explore East Hampton” walks at 860-267-2442, podskoch@comcast.net, or visit http://www.easthamptonrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?Progr... or http://www.chathamhistoricalsocietyct.org/

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