WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Ouabache Land Conservancy invites everyone to ring in 2022 with a New Year’s Day hike of the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve on Saturday, January 1, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.  

Purdue University Extension Educators, Phil Cox and Tabby Flinn, will lead hikers around the Julius (Schnyder) Trail’s tallgrass prairie and into the forest via the Marion (Jackson) Trail. 

Techniques to identify many of the 25 species of trees during the winter will be emphasized along the way.   

The address of the preserve is 1121 W. Concannon Ave., West Terre Haute. 

To get to the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve, take Hwy 150 to St. Mary’s Ave and turn west, drive past the St. Mary-of-the-Woods College main entrance continuing west and turn left on Bloomtown Road, go under the railroad and turn right on Concannon Ave. Just past the bridge is the roadside entrance (on the right) to the preserve. 

No reservations are required for this free kid-friendly program. Attendees are encouraged to social distance and wear good hiking boots.  For more information please visit: www.ouabachelandconservancy.org, follow OLC on Facebook, or email ouabachelandconservancy@gmail.com.