A third walking path is now available to Clark County citizens, thanks to a partnership between the Clark County Extension Service and Sekisui.
“It’s something that our office has talked about for a long time,” said Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Jennifer Howard.
The 1/8-mile path is on Extension Office property at 1400 Fortune Drive. Howard said representatives from the Sekisui America Corporation approached the Extension Office about working together on an environmental project.
The two organizations sponsored a week-long day camp for local high school students in August, and the students helped design the path, and built benches, picnic tables and birdhouses.
“What’s unique about our trail is it has butterfly gardens, and eventually rain gardens,” Howard said.
Sekisui managers from across the United States and Japan helped plant flowers and officially open the path. Howard said Extension Agents hope to be able to use the garden and rain gardens to continue teaching environmental lessons to local students.
“There’s opportunities for growth, and opportunities for learning,” Howard said.
Community members also are invited to help name the new path. Details will be announced Oct. 9 at the Second Sunday event at the Traveling Trail. Information will be posted on the Clark County Extension Service website, http://ces.ca.uky.edu/clark.
Howard said having a third trail will provide more walking opportunities for people living in the northern end of Clark County.
“We’re just blessed with lots of built environments in Clark County,” Howard said.
The path is open to the public every day during daylight hours.
“Any time you can see to walk, it’s open,” Howard said.
For more information, contact the Clark County Extension Service at 744-4682.
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