Annual day of guided hikes at the Bacon Ridge Natural Area attracts hundreds of area hikers; Scenic Rivers presented with executive citation by County Executive Steuart Pittman
Scenic Rivers celebrated the 14th Walk for the Woods at the Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The annual event promotes families exploring the outdoors and public access to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area, the county-owned property that is permanently protected from development by a conservation easement co-held by Scenic Rivers and Maryland Environmental Trust.
Over 300 participants, including families, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, turned out to explore the 900+ acre natural area on a variety of guided hikes, including bird watching, amphibian searches, archaeology, and naturalist hikes. Attendees also were encouraged to explore the 5+ miles of temporary trails on their own.
County Executive Steuart Pittman attended the event to participate in the “Say My Name” remembrance ceremony, which is held annually in conjunction with the Walk for the Woods to honor the African-American patients interred in the Crownsville State Hospital Cemetery with only numbers to mark their graves.
Before the remembrance ceremony, Pittman presented Scenic Rivers with an executive citation in celebration of our contributions to the County’s ecological health and in honor of our 30th anniversary.
Read more and see photos from the day at the link below.