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Habitat Hike with Girl Scout Nadine Oury
April 21 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Join in on a 3-mile discovery hike that engages sight, smell, hearing, and touch to explore habitats defined by natural or man-made boundaries.
The hike will be hosted by 17-year-old Nadine Oury who is working towards Girl Scouting’s highest honor, the Gold Award. Oury is encouraging people to get outside to explore and connect with natural treasures right in our backyard. She has partnered with ALT as well as Venture Outdoors to organize this hike at ALT’s Linbrook Woodlands Conservation Area.
“It’s amazing to think that our community contains some of the most biodiverse habitats around, yet many people don’t even know that they are there,” says Oury. She hopes that developing online and printed resources for the ALT Habitat loop and leading the inaugural hike on April 21 will enhance the ability of community members to “navigate new trails, get some exercise” and develop the knowledge “to form a new connection with nature and a new interest in exploring and protecting it.”
Who: All ages are welcome! Be prepared for some mud and a few steep areas.
Allegheny Land Trust is a land conservation non-profit helping local people save local land in the Pittsburgh region since 1993. Currently protecting more than 2,100 acres of green space in Allegheny and Washington Counties, ALT continues to work on protecting land of significant value to our region’s unique scenic landscape, biodiversity, and water quality.
Venture Outdoors is a member-supported local nonprofit organization that believes everyone deserves to experience how incredibly fun the outdoors can be, so the organization provides the gear, guidance, and inspiration to make outdoor recreation a part of people’s lives.
Linbrook Woodlands Conservation Area is a 168-acre parcel adjacent to Linbrook Park and located within the Franklin Park municipality. The sloping, wooded property has frontage along 3,000 linear feet of Big Sewickley Creek with deep wooded ravines, trails, and many springs that support Big Sewickley Creek.