Head to Crex for the annual Candlelight Snowshoe Hike Feb. 6

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  1. By Northwest Region January 22, 2016

    Contact(s): Kristi Pupak, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 715-463-2739

    GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Join the Wisconsin DNR on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 6-8 p.m. for the Annual Candlelight Snowshoe Hike Event at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area.

    Enjoy a peaceful evening on foot or with snowshoes on a 1.25-mile trail behind the Crex Visitors Center - luminaries will help participants explore the outdoors after dark. Afterward, warm up inside with hot chocolate and baked goods, make a wolf track snack, and play Crex Trivia to win prizes.

    This event is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Snowshoes are available at Crex on a first-come, first-served basis. Even with little to no snow, the event will be held. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight or headlamp.

    Donated baked goods are greatly appreciated, and can be delivered to Crex prior to Feb. 6. For those interested in volunteering, trail prep will begin the day of the event at 10 a.m., and all assistance is greatly appreciated. Later in the day, additional volunteers will be needed to help make sure trails remain illuminated throughout the hike, distribute snowshoes, staff the front desk, help with classroom activities, or clean up after the event.

    Those interested in volunteering or donating baked goods can contact Kristina Pupak, DNR wildlife conservation educator, at 715-463-2739. Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area is located at 102 East Crex Ave., Grantsburg.

    Wildlife conservation education programs are supported by Friends of Crex. For more information, visit www.crexmeadows.org [EXIT DNR] or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    Please report your Crex wildlife observations via email: [email protected].

    Last Revised: Friday, January 22, 2016