Department of Parks
Natural Environment Day at Wickliffe Mounds on April 26

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, April 08, 2014  
Contact Information:  Carla Hilldebrand,

WICKLIFFE, Ky. – Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site will celebrate Earth Day with a tree-planting event called Natural Environment Day on April 26.


The event starts at 9:30 a.m., and volunteers will meet at the park welcome center. Native trees will be planted. An interpretive program about the natural environment of the Mississippian culture and the Woods Walk Trail will be conducted after the tree planting.


Volunteers should bring work gloves and a sack lunch. 


Wickliffe Mounds is an archaeological site of a Native American village of the Mississippian culture. The park features a museum, mounds, walking trail, picnic area, visitor center with tourism information and a gift shop. 


The park is located along the Mississippi River’s Great River Road National Scenic Byway at 94 Green St., Highway 51-60-62, Wickliffe, Ky. For more information, call 270-335-3681, email or visit 




The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at