The Jeffers’ Bend Environmental Centre in Hopkinsville is established to arrive alive once yet again from September 13-18, as Christian County Choose-Government Steve Tribble and City Administrative Officer Troy Physique were on hand Tuesday afternoon for an on-site proclamation — declaring the six-working day celebration “NatureFest Week.”

Following five weekdays of compact and qualified programming, the party will conclude with the greatly-predicted “2021 NatureFest” — which will give a lot more than 40 occasions and subjects for young children and their households to learn and love, together with canoeing, storytelling, out of doors survivor capabilities, recycling, archery, Native American heritage, birding, bugs, forestry and wildlife.

Given that 2003, the function — as well as the property — has undergone various transformations and advancements, which is the overall thesis of what “NatureFest Week” means to the regional community.


From 2003 to 2019, Pennyrile Resource Conservation and Growth Council volunteer coordinator Charles Turner reported much more than 100 elementary and center-university-aged youngsters were being normally on hand for these a proclamation — in particular given that “NatureFest Week” impacts them the most.

Even so, COVID-19 problems have created these hopes more complicated in the past two many years, but it hasn’t slowed the momentum for the event.

The Jeffers’ Bend Steering Committee, as very well as representatives from the PADD office, have been on hand for the proclamation — one particular that Steering Bend Committee Chair Mark Withers reported highlights the efforts of numerous individuals and companies from the past two many years.

On Monday, September 13, the public is inspired to walk the virtually three miles of in depth trails in and about Jeffers Bend, enabling for the opportunity of physical exercise in a silent atmosphere even though observing birds, squirrels, wild turkey, numerous trees and plants — in what should be a extensive array of nearby flora and fauna native to Christian County.

On Tuesday, September 14, guests will be questioned to take in a assortment of crafted gardens on the premises, like a new botanical yard, a local community backyard garden, a rain backyard, a child’s yard and a learn gardener’s plot.

On Wednesday, September 15, birdwatchers and avian lovers can bring bird seed to the Jeffers Centre Welcome Center, with the hen seed likely towards on-web-site feeders and frequent fliers in the location.

On Thursday, September 16, people exact same birdwatchers and fanatics are invited to take a look at the chicken observatory for chook feeding.

On Friday, September 17, volunteers will be on hand at the Jeffers Bend Welcome Heart to explore the heritage of the residence, as effectively as current achievements and ongoing packages surrounding the facility.

On Saturday, September 18, the week will culminate with its once-a-year “NatureFest” occasion from 1-5 p.m., which will include far more than 40 various on-web-site actions open up to the community. This features archery, canoeing, storytelling, facial area portray, visits from many animals (such as horses), pumpkin painting, a crawl by means of a soil tunnel, a stroll in the woods, some focused routines for community Boy Scouts of The united states troops, and additional. The 2021 occasion will area a exclusive aim on well being and wellness — courtesy of help from Jennie Stuart Professional medical Heart, the Christian County Health-related Middle, the Pennyrile Location Enhancement District and much more.

At the near of Saturday, September 18 activities, a “Celebration of Life” Ceremony will be held at the Jeffers’ Bend Patio right up until 6:30 p.m.

For a lot more info, speak to officers from Jeffers Bend at (270) 885-5600, e mail Charles Turner, Pennyrile Useful resource Conservation and Advancement coordinator, at [email protected], or check out their web page at jeffersbend.wordpress.com.

Jeffers’ Bend Proclamation