Ohios Goll Woods Hosts NatureCache Event

Ohio’s Goll Woods Hosts NatureCache Event
Outdoor series sponsored by Gander Mountain and ODNR.

Ohio Department Natural Resources
Ohio Department Natural Resources

COLUMBUS, OH – NatureCache is coming to Fulton County. The new series combines naturalist-led interpretive hikes with global positioning system (GPS) technology. The next NatureCache hike is scheduled for Goll Woods State Nature Preserve on Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

Goll Woods, a 321-acre site, protects one of the least disturbed woodlands in northwestern Ohio. Armed with demonstration GPS units, visitors will learn to find some of the preserve’s “big” trees, as well as the best spots to view a variety of spring wildflowers. This easy hike is suitable for the entire family and is a perfect complement for Earthcache, a virtual geocaching activity encouraged at some of Ohio’s state nature preserves.

NatureCache 2009 is sponsored by Gander Mountain Company, the nation’s largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, camping, boating, marine, and outdoor lifestyle products and services, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

Upcoming NatureCache events include: Clifton Gorge in Greene County on June 6, Conkle’s Hollow in Hocking County on July 18, Sheldon Marsh in Erie County on September 26 and Lawrence Woods in Hardin County on October 3.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. All pre-registered participants (over the age of 18) will be entered into a prize drawing (for two Garmin GPS units), compliments of Gander Mountain. For more information on NatureCache 2009 or to pre-register, visit www.ohiodnr.com/dnap and click on Discovery Series or call your local Gander Mountain store.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at www.ohiodnr.com.

For further information, contact:

Heidi Hetzel-Evans, ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
614. 265. 6520
Beth Ruth, ODNR Media Relations
614. 265. 6860