Alliance hike to mark end of Earth Week events – The-review

Posted: April 11, 2021 at 5:50 am

A hike to mark the end of Earth Week will be held along the Mahoning Valley Trail in the Alliance area on April 24.

The event, at 9 a.m. that Saturday, will begin at the parking area at the Mahoning Valley Trailhead at 182 E. Gaskill St. in Alliance.

Retired University of Mount Union professor Chuck McClaugherty will lead the hike. McClaugherty serves on the board directors for the Canton Audubon Society, which is sponsoring this walk, and another that day in Jackson Township.

The trail along the Mahoning River offers views of a bottom land hardwood forest. Hikers are likely to see jack-in-the-pulpit, false Solomons seal and swamp buttercup along the trail, as well as a variety of migrating songbirds.

Audubon members recommend those taking part bring binoculars and come dressed for the weather, including wearing waterproof shoes, hats and gloves if the weather is chilly or damp.

At the same time, a hike at Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve,7984 Fulton Drive NW in Jackson Township will be held in memory of Alan Dolan, who served as president of the Canton Audubon Society for 30 years. Dolan also served on the board of Friends of Stark Parks,The Wilderness Center and Stark County Bicycle Club. Dolan conducted a hikes at the Bog every Earth Day. This years will be led by Scott Watkins, vice president of the club.

Other activities during Earth Week will include a meeting at 7 p.m. April 21via Zoom, when adocumentary about a pair of endangered Piping Ploversattempting to nest on a busy beach in Chicago will be shown. Monty and Rose chronicles the birds and an unpredictable series of events that propelled them to national headlines. Those interested in watching the film with Audubon members may contact the club

The 51st anniversary of Earth Day will be marked April 22. In many locations throughout the world, programs to protect the environment take place all week. The first Earth Day was a collaboration between citizens and government, proposed by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson. President Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency, and Congress had approved the Clean Air Act in 1970.

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