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The NKU Research and Education Field Station (REFS) and the Campbell County Conservation District are holding a Board Walk Building Event (Day 2) for the construction of a boardwalk over a muddy/wet portion of the St. Anne Wetlands Trail in Melbourne, KY. This will be  morning event (8:30 am - 1:00 pm) on Saturday, Oct. 9. This event is open to the public, and we are encouraging people from the City of Melbourne and surrounding community, students/faculty/staff from Northern Kentucky University, and any others interested to join in.

The St. Anne Wetlands trail is actively used by a broad spectrum of the public for hiking, bird watching, nature escapes, trail running, dog walking, nature walks, and environmental education. The trail makes a figure 8 loop through the most pristine wetland habitat and old growth forest in all of northern Kentucky. This boardwalk will solve the problem on the northwest trail loop that is very muddy or partially under shallow water during the spring or very wet periods. Sponsorship is provided by the City of Melbourne (Ronnie Walton, Mayor), the Campbell County Conservation District, the Campbell Co. UK Extension Service, and Northern Kentucky University's Office of Sustainability and REFS.

Come Join Us!

When: Saturday, Oct. 9  

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: St. Anne Wetlands (south)

Parking: NKU REFS - 99 Harrison Ct., Melbourne, KY 40159 and the parking area at the trailhead off Anderson Ave., Melbourne, KY (please check in at REFS first).


What to bring/wear: clothes for working outside, gloves, boots, miscellaneous tools if you have them.

Sign up through the volunteer link.