Nature Explore Clubs will organize for fun

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If you’ve got a bunch of family members and friends who want to explore the outdoors together, the Parks Foundation of Clark County has a deal for you.

Sign up your group with the Nature Explore Club program and receive support and ideas from volunteer coordinators, along with a backpack full of gear for children -- activity guides, trail maps, binoculars and field guides, nature journals and magnifying glasses, and more.

Club organizers will train club leaders and host monthly themed events. All ages are welcome; no experience is required. For information, contact the Parks Foundation at 360-487-8370 or parksfoundation.us.

Here are key dates:

• Nature Explore Club Leader Workshop: 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, Chuck’s Produce Community Room, 13215 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Meet organizers and other club leaders. Share ideas on outing sites, monthly events and more.

• Kickoff Event: 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, Marshall Community Park, 1015 E. McLoughlin Blvd. Socialize at the new picnic shelter and nature play areas.

The Parks Foundation of Clark County was established in 1999 to accept and administer gifts to enhance our communities’ parks, trails and recreational programs. It is a tax-deductible, nonprofit organization. Learn more at http://parksfoundation.us.