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For Release: Monday, January 12, 2015

Reinstein Woods Celebrates Winter Season

"Winter Wonderland" Will Include Free Snowshoeing

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods, invites the public to celebrate "Winter Wonderland in the Woods" on Saturday, February 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in the town of Cheektowaga, Erie County.

"Many people make New Year's resolutions to live healthier and get out more and this event offers a great opportunity to explore new forms of outdoor recreation in a beautiful setting," said Center Director Meaghan Boice-Green.

Visitors can try snowshoes and cross-country skis for free in a demonstration area (weather permitting). Snowshoe rentals will also be available for those desiring a longer snowshoe experience. Children will be able to try snowshoeing (regardless of the weather) and take part in a winter scavenger hunt. An ice-fishing demonstration area will introduce youngsters to this winter sport. Kids also can test their snowball-throwing skills and express their creative side in the snow art area.

After enjoying outdoor activities, families can warm up inside the education center with refreshments sold by Friends of Reinstein Woods. The S.P.C.A. Wildlife Department will present informative talks on wild bird rehabilitation throughout the day, and "Nature Mary" will present an interactive program on "Winter Survival Techniques." Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will be on hand to help kids make nature crafts while they learn about wildlife active in the winter. There will be door prizes, costumed characters, exhibits and more.

Registration is not required. There is no fee for this event. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve is located at 93 Honorine Drive, off of Como Park Boulevard in Cheektowaga. For more information, contact Reinstein Woods at 683-5959, or visit DEC's website.

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  • Meaghan Boice-Green
    Center Director
    Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center
    93 Honorine Drive
    Depew NY 14043
    716-683-5959
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