Forest Day Hike

On Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023, fourteen of us met in the Riley Trails parking lot, north of Holland. This Ottawa County Park features about four miles of trails through beech, maple, and pine trees.

The United Nations has designated March 21 as the International Day of Forests, and the theme for 2023 is “Forests and health.” Forests purify our water, clean our air, capture carbon to fight climate change, give us food, provide life-saving medicines, and improve our well-being. Let’s do what we can to safeguard this precious resource.

The next day, the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library, hosted a discussion of The Hidden Life of Trees, an international bestseller by Peter Wohlleben. The event is co-sponsored by Douglas Congregational UCC Church.