Thursday, November 5, 2015

Cheaha State Park Hosts "Bigfoot Bio Bash" Conservation Festival Nov. 21 --- (#BhamNov21)


Cheaha State Park is hosting “Bigfoot Bio Bash,” a conservation festival Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Highlights of the festival include a 5K trail race and 1-mile fun run, conservation exhibits, the opening of a new trail and storytelling by some of the best “tellers” in the Southeast.

The festival will have something for all ages and includes exhibitors, guided hikes, archery instruction and live birds of prey.

Cheaha’s newest trail, the Bigfoot Trail, will be unveiled at the festival. The trail highlights a partnership with Leave No Trace, an organization that encourages people to protect the outdoors by enjoying it responsibly. The trail emphasizes the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace:
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Cheaha State Park is hosting Alabama’s Eighth Annual Tellabration at Bald Rock Lodge from 1 to 3 p.m. Alabama’s best storytellers will entertain with spooky, humorous, thought-provoking, and just plain fun stories. This event is part of the International Tellabration, a worldwide event devoted to storytelling that always takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

A registration fee is required for the 5K and 1-mile fun run, but all other events are free with park admission. Food vendors will be on-site and Cheaha’s restaurant will be open as well.

Bigfoot Bio Bash is presented in cooperation with the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce. Visit alapark.com/cheaha-state-park for additional details about the event.

The Alabama State Parks Division operates and maintains 17 state parks encompassing approximately 48,000 acres of land and water. These parks rely on visitor fees and the support of other partners like local communities to fund the majority of their operations. To learn more about Alabama State Parks, visit www.alapark.com.

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