Friday, 03 28, 2014
Laurie Davison 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4407
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The public is
cordially invited to attend the sixth annual Reforest Frankfort event Saturday,
April 5, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center. The event lasts from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. and admission into the center will be free.
has become a staple event in the community that the citizens of Frankfort look
forward to each year. This fun and productive day will be combined with
Frankfort’s celebration of Arbor Day and include the planting of 2,000 trees as
well as tree giveaways, free food, live bluegrass music, children’s activities,
door prizes and much more.
Children can also
participate in an interactive art exhibit designed by local artist Jennifer
Zingg. Participants will have the opportunity to paint a forest that, after its
completion, will be on public display at Salato.
This event will
occur rain or shine and participants are encouraged to bring their own shovels
and gloves. While dogs are allowed on most areas of the Kentucky Department of
Fish and Wildlife Resources campus, they are not permitted at Salato to avoid
agitating wild animals in the exhibit areas.
information on this unique opportunity to improve Frankfort’s environment,
contact Jody Thompson at (502) 564-4496.
The Salato Center is operated by the Kentucky
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The center is located off U.S. 60,
approximately 1 ½ miles west of the U.S. 127 intersection. Look for the bronze
deer statue at the entrance of the main Kentucky Fish and Wildlife campus.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, excluding select events. Salato is
closed on Sunday, Monday and state holidays.
Except for select events, admission is $4 for
adults and $2 for youth 5 to 18. Children under 5 are admitted free. The center
also offers annual memberships for individuals and families.