WOLF LAKE — It takes a lot of work, patience, and time to restore ecosystems to what they once were. But that is no secret to Bill Minter, Merry Lea’s Director of Land Management. The Restoration History of Merry Lea program held on Wednesday, November 11 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. will unveil the restoration story of some of the diverse ecosystems around Merry Lea. Participants will join Bill Minter on a hike to learn about the changes Merry Lea’s wetlands and woodlands have undergone in the last several decades.

There will be time spent outdoors walking through these ecosystems, identifying some of the plants they represent, and observing and learning together. Merry Lea has implemented several protocols to ensure this program is safe for all participants including requiring face masks. This program is designed for adult audiences. Space is limited and registration is required. Please visit our website www.goshen.edu/merrylea for more information and to register. Cost is $10 per adult.

Merry Lea is located just south of Wolf Lake, Ind., halfway between Goshen and Fort Wayne. Directions and updates are available at goshen.edu/merrylea or the Merry Lea Facebook page. For questions regarding Merry Lea’s hours or new developments, contact merrylea@goshen.edu or (260) 799-5869.

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College is an 1,189-acre nature preserve in north central Indiana, midway between Fort Wayne and Goshen. The center is known for its ecological diversity, its quality environmental education and its efforts in the area of sustainable building and land restoration. While prairies and woodlands are also part of the landscape, the diverse wetlands at Merry Lea are its greatest treasure. To learn more, see Merry Lea’s website at www.goshen.edu/merrylea.

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