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Woodford 'Friends' host Earth Day event
Photo for the Times: Lee Fahrney Brenda Syvrud of the Fayette Sportsmans Club instructs Adriana Andrade on the safe use of firearms at the annual Earth Day event at Blackhawk Memorial Park, Woodford. Syvrud also serves as a hunter safety instructor in Lafayette County.
WOODFORD - In its infant stages more than 20 years ago, the annual Earth Day event for fifth-grade students from Lafayette County schools was held at different venues each year. That was before a group of dedicated Woodford-area residents spent several years restoring Blackhawk Memorial Park, now one of the most stunningly-beautiful natural areas of southwestern Wisconsin. Currently, volunteers spend approximately 30 hours a week maintaining the site, according to Friends of Woodford Park member Chuck Wiegel.