Parkway Commemorates National Park Week April 23

NATCHEZ, MS (WDAM) - The Natchez Trace Parkway will recognize National Park Week, April 18-23, and Junior Ranger Day, with the annual "Celebrate Wildlife Weekend"
on April 23 at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All events will be outdoors and include:
   ·  Terry Vandeventer's educational, fun, live snake program:  "Snakes of
      Mississippi" at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
   ·  Other exhibitors include the Tombigbee Pioneer Group and Mississippi
      State University
   ·  Wildlife Discovery hike along the Beech Springs Nature Trail
   ·  Hands-on activities
   ·  A special Junior Ranger Scavenger Hunt

All events are free and open to the public.

Mr. Vandeventer's program will be available to local schools on April 21.  Interested teachers can call 662-680-4027 for availability.

The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is located along the Parkway at Milepost 266

For further information please call 1-800-305-7417, or visit our website at

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