Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Oak Ridge spring nature walks begin March 5

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 1, 2005 — Spring nature walks in the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park start Saturday with a walk to see waterfowl and winter birds near the ponds at East Tennessee Technology Park.

The walk, planned to last from 5-7:30 p.m., will involve walking between one and two miles over level dirt roads. Participants are urged to dress warmly in layers, wear sturdy shoes and bring a water supply. The walk is limited to 25 participants and children are allowed.

Reservations must be made in advance by noon Friday, March 4 by calling Mary Beth Watt at 865-574-6417.

If inclement weather forces postponement of the walk, it will be announced on Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Information Line at 865-574-9836 by 4 p.m. that day.

Other planned spring nature treks are: a wildflower walk from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 23; bird walks from 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30 and Saturday, May 7; and another wildflower walk set for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 14. Details about these walks will be announced at a later date.

More information is available by calling Neil Giffen at 865-241-9421.

ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy.