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Ski, snowshoe clinics planned at arboretum, nature preserve

The public is invited to cross-country ski and snowshoe this winter at the Newton Arboretum and at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve in eastern Jasper County.  

Clinics will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 12 and 26, at the arboretum and Feb. 9 and 23 at the nature preserve.  The clinics will be led by the Jasper County Conservation Board staff.  Both beginners who wish to learn how to ski or snowshoe and the more advanced who wish to sharpen their skills on the trails are encouraged to attend.  

A limited number of snowshoes, skis and boots will be available for a $10 equipment fee, or participants can bring their own equipment. 

The clinics will only be held if there is snow cover on the ground.

The arboretum is at 3000 N. Fourth Ave. E. in Newton.  Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve can be reached by driving north off of exit 179 (Lynnville exit) from Interstate 80. The preserve entrance is another mile east on the gravel road Jacob Avenue. A warming shelter is available at the preserve.

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