Family 5K Fun Run and Unveiling of New Trail on Saturday June 5

A new trail for families to enjoy!

Jennifer Chambers of Hiking Along, Northwood High School students and the Northwood Chesapeake Bay Trail project sponsors are celebrating National Trails Day, June 5th with a hike and 5K fun run.¬† The fun’s happening at 10am – noon at Kaplan Stadium behind Northwood High School at 919 University Blvd. West in Silver Spring.

They’ll also be unveiling¬† a new green space and nature interpretive Northwood Chesapeake Bay Trail for all of us in the community to enjoy! ¬† At 11 am, walkers will hike the new trail that connects the school to Northwest Branch Park. There will be door prizes for hikers and runners and health, environmental resource and activity tables for families.

National Trails Day is the perfect time to celebrate the eight months of hard work that Jennifer and the Northwood High School students dedicated to restoring fifteen acres of new green space for recreation, physical fitness, wilderness watching, and environmental education. They created and designed nature interpretive signs, built a half mile trail, removed 50 pounds of invasive plant species, planted native vegetation and cleaned up 11,000 pounds of trash.

Sponsors of the project included a $7,500 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and Northwood High School, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Friends of Sligo Creek, Neighbors of Northwest Branch and the Maryland State Highway Administration.

Printable flier here.

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