Wilderness Wild Fest Set For Aug. 23

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Wilderness Wild Fest, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 12-8 p.m. at Outdoor Chattanooga at Coolidge Park, 200 River St. 

This is a free family event with the Cherokee-Sierra group and will include speakers, dancers, skits, music, food and merchandise.  There will be children's games/activities, an edible plant hike, an art show and do it yourself solar.   

Participants will have a chance to canoe or kayak to Audubon Island and hike, Geocache 101 (with prizes and some cash) and Seek, Find, and Keep.  There will be stories by internationally known artist Barry K. Snyder and information booths and raffle prizes. 

For more information contact Sheryl Campbell at campfamily63@gmail.com or visit http://www.wildernessacts50thanniversarycelebrationfestival.com/


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