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WREN's 8th Annual Walkin' & Rollin'

Willamette Resources & Educational Network (WREN) will hold its 8th Annual ‘Walkin’ & Rollin’ Event on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the West Eugene Wetlands, with guest speakers Mayor Kitty Piercy and local dragonfly and damselfly expert, Steve Gordon. This event is free, open to the public and encourages participants to explore the West Eugene Wetlands by biking, rolling or walking the Fern Ridge Bike Path between Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life on W. 11th and Terry Street Railroad Bridge. Local experts and organizations will have educational displays highlighting the many wonders of the wetlands and hands-on activities, and participants receive a Wetland Passport they can have stamped at each booth for a chance to win prizes in a drawing. “It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy our beautiful spring weather while discovering our connection to this vital and diverse part of our community,” said Susanna Hamilton, WREN Staff & Volunteer Coordinator and Environmental Educator. “Whether you ride, scoot, walk or skate, join us to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the West Eugene Wetlands.” Maps and passports can be picked up on Saturday, May 17th, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life, located at 3870 W. 11th Ave., at the WREN booth across from the yurt on the Fern Ridge Bicycle Path, or at the BLM booth at the railroad bridge along the bike path south of Terry Street. For more information call 541.338.7047 or email FREE!