Note free family events at Turtle River State Park

Saturday, June 23, is Turtle Fest 2007 at Turtle River State Park. Located 20 miles west of Grand Forks on Hwy. 2, Turtle River State Park features trees, hills, and water. Enjoy free family events this Saturday at the Park. A live amphibians and reptiles presentation is at 2 p.m. The kids' self-guided scavenger hunt runs between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; fishing seminars for kids are from 9 a.m. to noon; and crafts for kids are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The geocaching seminar is at 11 a.m. A guided mountain bike ride goes at 10 a.m., and a guided ride on the park roads happens at 4 p.m. Prairie Day concurrent presentations (preregister by noon) occur at 1 p.m. Campers and bikes will be on display all day. There will be live bluegrass music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by "Too Old to Die Young." A pig roast fundraiser dinner will be served from noon until gone. Park admission is free this Saturday. Turtle Fest 2007 is sponsored by Friends of Turtle River State Park.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services,, 777-3791