Come join us at the Arthur G. Rempel Nature Trail at the Fort Walla Walla Natural Area!
Saturday, October 21, 9:00 a.m.!
Leaders: Tom Land and Chris Howard
One of the treasures within the Walla Walla city limits is the 65-acre Fort Walla Walla Natural Area with over a mile of trails maintained by the Blue Mountain Audubon Society and the City of Walla Walla. A new bridge and other trail enhancements were recently completed using a $1,300 grant from Washington State Audubon. The Natural Area is bordered by Myra Road to the West, W. Poplar Street to the North and Fort Walla Walla Museum to the South.
The trails are named for Dr. Arthur Rempel, a beloved longtime Whitman College
biology professor emeritus who helped found the local Audubon chapter and was a
leading advocate for wildlife and their habitat. He died in 2007 at age 97.
The nature trails are a fitting reminder of what the area was like in the 19th century
when it was part of Fort Walla Walla. The trails take you through heavily vegetated
areas with large trees; open areas; across a small stream; and next to spring-fed ponds
and marshy areas. The area abounds with birds and other wildlife.
Meet in the Natural Area parking area located along the road to the Fort Walla Walla
Museum main entrance off Myra Road. We will take a leisurely walk that will last
approximately 1 1/2 hours. Most of the trails are covered with wood chips. There are
several wood steps and two wood-decked bridges that may be slippery if wet.
If you have any questions, call or e-mail Tom Land 206-795-4620 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Chris Howard 509-386-5827 email@example.com!
- Birding Oregon Web Site
- Nina Finley – Watson Scholar – 2016 Rempel Scholarship Recipient