PURCELLVILLE, Va OCTOBER 5, 2018—Bring your family and friends to the Chapman DeMary Trail from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 20th for the annual Purcellville Green Expo called Hail to the Trail! Explore this 10-acre area which is considered to be the last stand of old-growth forest in the Town, meet local environmental experts, participate in fun hands-on activities to learn about nature and the environment, hear live music, buy gluten-free treats, enjoy guided nature walks, see live animals, bring your plastic shopping bags to be recycled, and participate in the Town’s annual Arbor Day Celebration by helping plant 4 trees. The Town will also introduce its efforts to reduce cigarette litter. To limit the amount of plastic at this event, we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles—the Town will have water available if you need a refill.
Here is a list of the organizations and fun activities you will be able to enjoy during Hail to the Trail:
The Chapman DeMary Trail is a 10-acre area considered to be the last stand of old-growth forest in the Town of Purcellville. It runs along the South Fork Catoctin Creek, part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The area is open to the public for environmental recreation, exploration, and education. The Town of Purcellville holds the conservation easement for this privately-owned property. It is managed through a partnership among Loudoun Valley High School, The Nature Generation, the Piedmont Environmental Council, and the Town of Purcellville. The entrance for the Chapman DeMary Trail is behind the building at 205 East Hirst Road in Purcellville. Get more information at www.PurcellvilleVa.gov and follow the Hail to the Trail Facebook page for updates.
The Purcellville Green Expo/Hail to the Trail is hosted by the Purcellville Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee, a standing committee that focuses on all aspects of environmental programs, sustainability ideas, enhancement of the tree canopy, and continuation of the Town's Tree City USA designation.