‘A Walk in the Woods’: Kaniksu Land Trust to Lead Discovery Walks of Pine Street Woods

By Reader Staff

Residents are invited to discover all Pine Street Woods community forest will offer through KLT’s Walk in the Woods series. Take a guided scenic walk or bike ride on the future Pine Street Woods property. Sign up today at www.kaniksulandtrust.org. Here is the lineup:

A couple of locals and their dog take a walk through the Pine St. Woods. Photo by Fio Hicks Photography.

On Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m.  is the “Kids and Kites” themed walk led by Jim Zuberbuhler. Bring your kids and a kite and enjoy a spring morning in an open meadow. Maximum 20 participants. The meeting place has yet to be determined, so please call or email KLT for final details.

A gentle, all-levels walk led by Kaniksu Land Trust Executive Director Eric Grace and Keokee Publisher Chris Bessler is set for Sunday, June 3 at 10 a.m. Participants will experience the varied terrain and walk to a scenic vista. Maximum 30 participants.

On Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m. join Julie Meyer and Tim Martin for a bike or hike tour of PSW. Martin will lead a gentle hike past a flower-filled meadow, through forest to an overlook while Meyer leads a moderately challenging bike ride. Maximum eight biking, 20 walking participants.

Bring your bike and ride along with Julie Meyer Sunday, June 30, at 10 a.m., or take a vigorous, more challenging hike with Eric Grace. Both groups will discover the best of the future Pine Street Woods. Maximum eight biking, 20 walking participants.

Sign up online at www.kaniksulandtrust.org or by calling 208-263-9471.

Until KLT has purchased the land, it is private property, and these guided walks are being led with permission of the current landowner.

Pine Street Woods is KLT’s innovative initiative to enhance community health, happiness and well-being, while conserving one of the last significant tracts of open land near Sandpoint and Dover. KLT has raised $1.725 million of the $2.1 million project budget with just $375,000 left to make Pine Street Woods a community forest. You can learn more about KLT’s Pine Street Woods project by visiting www.kaniksu.org. Call KLT (208) 263-9471 with questions or comments about Pine Street Woods, to make a contribution, or to get better acquainted with the organization.

Founded in 2002, Kaniksu Land Trust works to conserve forests, waterways, working farms and recreational lands. KLT also offers unique programs that foster appreciation of our regions exceptional natural resources.

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