The 2022 walk season has ended and walks will resume in 2023. Please check back for more details in the spring.
About the founder, Tom Foster:
Longtime Ashlander and APRC volunteer Tom Foster has been leading Lithia Park nature walks since 1989, when he helped initiate the nature walk program. He takes satisfaction in showing locals and tourists the wildlife, plants and history of Lithia Park. ďItís our central park, itís just a great place for a lot of different pursuits. A quiet walk or picnic, itís a park which is important to people for many, I guess you could say, personal reasons,Ē Foster said. In 2015, Foster received the Ragland Award of Community Volunteerism.
Number of walks since 1989: 2,033
Number of people who have participated in the walks since 1989: 23,223
The figures above were last updated on November 11, 2022, with the conclusion of the 2022 (33rd) season. Numbers continue to grow each year!