A guided hike of the Robinson Lake ecosystem area will take place on Sunday, October 30 from 4pm – 6pm. It will begin at the North Country Trail at Echo Drive, and follow the newer section of the trail heading south. Parking is available at Alley Lake on Echo Drive, west of White Cloud and west of Centerline Road. This is a family friendly event along wooded and open paths. Costumes that are easy to hike in are encouraged!
Carmen Marie from The Sunhart Center of Ecology & Design will lead this spooky, 3rd edition of the Guided Hike & Gathering Series. It will follow a delicate and rare coastal plain marsh and meander through woods where ecology and plants will be identified along the way.
“This hike will have a lot to be scared of: unnerving water levels, frightening fire suppression and sinister invasive species!” informed Carmen Marie. “I invite all of you creatures of the night to learn and share about our role in protecting this unique, fluctuating landscape.”
“Feel free to bring otherworldly seeds, chilling conversation, forbidden knowledge, beastly business cards or ghoulish goodies to share,” continues Carmen. “Long pants, water bottles, and questions or comments about this beautiful ecosystem are recommended also. We will have an opportunity to share information about each other and our interests in learning about and protecting our local environment. Please join us!”
Carmen Marie Alfaro is the owner of the Sunhart Center of Ecology and Design, a new local L3C business. An L3C (Low-Profit Limited Liability Company) is an entity for entrepreneurs who value purpose. “The Sunhart Center is a social-mission driven business focused on stewarding our Lands for the next 7 Generations,” states Carmen. “I consult on sustainability-focused landscaping design services including permaculture design and installation, integrated food-forest creation and management, native wildflower prairie and wetlands installation, and organic agriculture.”
Carmen is also the new Director of the Newaygo County Environmental Coalition, whose mission is to support the beauty and sustainability of Newaygo County through information, education and advocacy.
Carpooling is encouraged as parking at Alley Lake Park is limited. This is a free event, although donations accepted to support future guided hikes. Contact email@example.com or (231) 450-4590 for more information. You can also follow on Facebook @Sunhart Center of Ecology and Design and @Newaygo County Environmental Coalition.
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