Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission To Host Geo-Scavenger Hunt

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 10, 2008  
Contact Information:  Leslie Isaman (502) 573-2886  

FRANKFORT, KY (June 10, 2008) – Byron W. Brooks, an environmental technologist with the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, will be your guide for a geo-scavenger hunt at Quiet Trails State Nature Preserve (SNP) near Sunrise in Harrison County. This unique event will take place on Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. EDT.

Come explore one of the Commonwealth’s most picturesque places using your GPS. Clues must be solved to derive the coordinates for points of interest along the trail at the preserve. Quiet Trails SNP offers visitors a moderate hike to the Licking River. Participants should bring their own GPS, plenty of drinking water, lunch or snacks, and wear sturdy footwear. This event will be limited to 10 people to ensure a good experience for all. 

Registration is required. Please contact the commission Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 502-573-2886 to register. There is no cost associated with this event.

Coordinates for the Quiet Trails SNP parking area:  N 38.557087°, W -084.227263°  

Driving directions: From Cynthiana, take U.S. 27 north approximately 10 miles. Turn right onto KY 1284, which leads into Sunrise. Continue on Pugh's Ferry Road after crossing the four-way intersection. The preserve is located on the right, 1.8 miles from the intersection.

Information about the commission and its mission to protect Kentucky’s natural heritage can be obtained by mail (KSNPC, 801 Schenkel Lane, Frankfort, Ky. 40601-1403), telephone (502-573-2886 or toll free 877-214-6173) or the Internet (www.naturepreserves.ky.gov).