Thursday, 05 08, 2014
CARROLLTON, Ky. – General Butler State Resort Park is looking for a few good kids.
The park is planning to plant 1,200 trees on May 17, so it may need more than a few kids as part of “Kids in the Park Day,” a day designated by the National Park Trust to encourage children to get outside and use parks.
General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton is starting a tree nursery and will plant 1,200 trees from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. near the rear park entrance and the Butler-Turpin State Historic House. The seedlings, all native species, will be used around the park over the next several decades.
Children of all ages and their parents are invited to this event.
General Butler State Resort Park is steeped in military history with a unique setting at the confluence of the Kentucky and Ohio rivers. General Butler State Resort Park, just off Interstate 71 at Carrollton, has a lodge, Two Rivers Restaurant, cottages, campground, gift shop and golf course. Call 1-866-462-8853 for information.
Kentucky State Parks is a part of Kentucky’s 20/20 Vision for Reforestation, a plan developed by the Kentucky Division of Forestry to plant 20 million trees over the next 20 years. Kentucky’s 20/20 Vision for Reforestation is also a part of Governor Steve Beshear’s kyhealthnow plan towards improving the health of all Kentuckians.
The Kentucky State Parks are part of Gov. Steve Beshear’s effort to improve the health of all Kentuckians. The Governor launched kyhealthnow as an aggressive and wide-ranging initiative to significantly reduce incidence and deaths from Kentucky’s dismal health rankings and habits. It builds on Kentucky’s successful implementation of health care reform and uses multiple strategies – including participation in outdoor activities at state parks -- over the next several years to improve the state’s collective health. Visit kyhealthnow.ky.gov
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov