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Kentucky Afield Outdoors- Salato Wildlife Education Center to host Reforest Frankfort April 5

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.

Reforest Frankfort 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.

For more 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.