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Posted on: September 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Fall for the Chapman DeMary Trail on Sunday, September 30!

PURCELLVILLE, Va., September 19, 2018 — The Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board invites you and your family to join them for the 9th in their series of free monthly nature walks at the Chapman DeMary Trail. This walk will be led by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy to examine how the habitat is changing as summer ends and the cooler fall days arrive. Ed Clark, who led the June nature walk, will share his nature knowledge while examining and identifying signs of wildlife, plants, and insects with participants. The walk will be held Sunday, September 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. Please register for this free walk on the Events and Activities page of the Town website at

The Chapman DeMary Trail is a 10-acre area considered to be the last stand of old-growth forest in the Town of Purcellville. It runs along the South Fork Catoctin Creek, part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The area is open to the public for environmental recreation, exploration, and education. The Town of Purcellville holds the conservation easement for this privately-owned property. The entrance for the Chapman DeMary Trail is behind the building at 205 East Hirst Road in Purcellville.

The Discover Nature’s Secrets guided nature walks are held the last Sunday of each month at the Chapman DeMary Trail. Throughout 2018, walks will be led by experts from the Virginia Department of Forestry, Loudoun Watershed Watch, Loudoun County Tree Stewards, the Piedmont Environmental Council, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, and an Environmental Explorations Teacher from Loudoun Valley High School. Topics will include water quality, pollinators and monarchs, wildflowers, birds, water quality, tree identification, and more.

Mark your calendar to join us the last Sunday of each month to walk with experts and discover nature’s secrets! Rain or shine. Bring your family. Learn more and register on the Events and Activities page of the Town of Purcellville’s website at


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