The Barrington Land Conservation Trust celebrates the 6th anniversary of the preservation of Sowams Woods on Saturday, Dec. 22, with a winter walk and cookie exchange.
"Can you believe it is the 6th anniversary of Sowams Woods' protection?," said Beth Rondeau, president of the land trust.
"Bring a dozen wrapped cookies or other holiday treats to exchange at the start," she said. "Then enjoy our first hike of winter featuring owl and sky watching tips and traditions.
You will also learn about ongoing projects to remove invasive plants, she said.
"It's an easy hike for everyone," said Rondeau. "We will provide some treats and cider to share after the walk."
The cookie exchange is not required for participation, she stressed. For those bringing treats to the exchange, though, please package by the dozen and label them.
"Be sure to note if the item contains either wheat or nuts," Rondea said to protect hikers with allergies.
Park along Tallwood Drive, Spinnaker Drive or Lighthouse Lane.There is no parking available on either Washington Road or South Lake Drive.
Meet up at the Sowams Woods sign on South Lake Drive. If it rains or there is other nasty weather, the cookie exchange and walk will be moved to Christmas Eve from 1 to 3 pm.
Want more information? Contact Helen Tjader at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-480-8329.