River-to-River hike is Saturday

The River-to-River Trail Society will hold its third scheduled hike of the spring 2021 season on Saturday, March 27, in the Gum Springs area of Johnson County; meet at 10 a.m. at the New Simpson-Tunnel Hill School on Route 45 between Ozark and Vienna. This hike is free and open to the public; no pre-registration is required. This will be a hike of moderate difficulty, intended for people in good health who have done some hiking. Covering about 6 miles, hikers will visit two waterfalls and the unusual “Easter Basket Arch.” Hikers should bring their own water and a snack; hiking sticks and boots or sturdy shoes are strongly recommended; no dogs, please. Due to COVID-19, participants must have a mask covering the nose, mouth and chin, which is not needed while hiking but required when bunching up or when passing on the trail. Social distance will be maintained whenever possible. For information or directions, call 270-331-1553.

Massac SWCD taking orders for fish sale

The Massac County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for its annual spring fish sale. Delivery is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 23. Fish may be picked up from the district parking lot, located at 1438 W. 10th St., Metropolis. Species available will be: large mouth bass, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, channel catfish, fat head minnows, golden shiners, redear and grass carp. Order deadline is April 1 for grass carp, April 16 for all others. Payment may be made at the time of order. For information or to pick up an order form, contact Massac SWCD at 618-524-9367 or Greenwater Fish Farm at 731-662-7449.

Cache River State Natural Area hosting hike

Cache River State Natural Area is hosting a hike in the Cedar Bluff Natural Area at Ferne Clyffe State Park from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 27. The trail is moderately difficult featuring a vista view from bluffs over 50-feet tall, shelter cave and, with some rain, a waterfall; be rewarded with the bounty of spring and be prepared for wet conditions. Meet at the Climber’s Trail parking lot next to Cedar Grove Church (south end of Happy Hollow Road) in Goreville. For more information, call 618-657-2064.

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