Trinity River Refuge Earth Day Results 2012

LIBERTY, April 23, 2012 - The Trinity River Refuge Earth Day event held on April 21st at the Champion Lake Public Use Area was again a big success.

The weather was cool and brisk winds kept the mosquitoes at bay.

The kids had a great time participating in the “Wildlife Tracking Experience” by learning animal tracks, wearing an animal mask, and walking like a raccoon, deer, or alligator.

A local hardware store, Potetz Hardware, donated numerous plants for the habitat display area where kids could follow the animal tracks. They also got hands-on experience in handling frogs, an alligator, and turtles.

Nearly 100 folks were given a boat tour of the lake while fishing, dip netting, and kayaking were also very popular. Over 180 folks, a new record, participated during the 3 hour event.

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