"A walk in nature is better than a treadmill any day of the week!"
Wetlands Walkers is a self-guided program to help you reach your fitness goals while walking in the beauty and serenity of nature. Participants walk the trails in the Park,
track mileage and
earn rewards at milestones. Walk the trails with friends, family, or on your own. Each year, the program focuses on a different migratory species that migrates through the park. The goal of the program is for all participants to collectively walk the distance that the focus species migrates each year. Can you help us reach the goal? Sign up today at the Nature Center or via
Good walking shoes, hat, and water are a must. Camera and binoculars are a plus, because you never know what you might see in the park!
2018: Year of the Black-Necked Stilt!
Black-necked Stilt(Himantopus mexicanus) are stricking black-and-white birds with very long, thin reddish/pink legs and needle-like black bills. In fact they have the second-longest legs in proportion to their bodies of any bird, exceeded only by Flamingos. The Black-necked Stilt is found along the edges of shallow water and is an abudant shorebird of American wetlands and coastlines. In the fall, inland birds will migrate to the coasts with some migrating as far south as Mexico then returning in the spring.
The Black-necked Stilt travels 2,500 miles in the fall and 2,500 miles in the spring, making this year's Wetlands Walker goal 5,000 miles total!
Return to this page and our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for the latest Wetlands Walkers mileage tallies. Participants also receive monthly updates via email.
Photo by R Bailey
Wetlands Walkers Milestone Rewards
Fifth (5th) Visit: Pedometer
50 miles: Wetlands Park Tote
100 miles: Living Wetlands Bandana
200 miles: Wetlands Walkers Baseball Cap/Hat
Participants click here to enter walking data.