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‘Leave no trace’ principles taught at park program

Johnson Branch unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park will host three programs on Saturday, June 22.

At 3 p.m., “Leave Only Tracks” will teach leave no trace principles and participants will be making track molds to take home. The class will meet at the amphitheater.

At 6 p.m., “A Coyote’s Tale” will teach participants more about the animals that create nighttime sounds. Participants will meet at the amphitheater.

And at 9 p.m., “Night Hike with a Ranger” will explore the dark side of Johnson Branch State Park. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. The class will meet in the Dogwood Canyon Parking Area.

While programs are free to attend, park admission is $7 for ages 13 and up. Programs may be canceled due to the weather. For more information, to register or to check the status of a program, call the park office at 940-637-2294 or visit the park unit’s Facebook page.

Johnson Branch unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park is off Farm-to-Market Road 3002 (East Lone Oak Road), southeast of Valley View.