Residents on the Kewash Nature Trail can now get pleasure from a narrative as they get their day by day train.
The story stroll set up has been accomplished and is that includes its first e book “Let’s Go On a Hike.” Residents can begin close to the gazebo initially of the path in Keota, go for a half-mile stroll or run to the east finish of the Lagos Acres Golf and Country Club and cease at 22 posts alongside the way in which to benefit from the featured e book. Wilson Memorial Public Library Director Toni Greiner says that totally different books will likely be positioned within the posts all year long relying on the climate. She shares how the challenge started and the purpose they hope to realize, “It all kind of started through COVID when people couldn’t get into the library to read books. I had heard about this and thought, ‘What a great opportunity to get people out and read a book.’ The story walk is a way to combine physical activity and literacy, [which] is what the main goal is. And with all of the improvements and things they have done with the nature trail, I just thought it was a good addition to people out there and use the trail.”
Greiner added that every one books will likely be household pleasant with a studying stage applicable for these kindergarten via sixth grade. Funding for the challenge got here from grants from the Alliant Energy Foundation and the state’s American Rescue Plan Act funds. The story stroll is one in every of two latest enhancements to the path. With the assistance of Washington County Conservation and Keota Unlimited, the path obtained a glow in the dead of night function earlier this yr. Greiner extends a thanks to Washington County Conservation for his or her assist with the set up of this new amenity.