Please join us for a hike of Quail Hollow State Park (near Akron). This is a special hike, as Quail Hollow is likely to be "fracked" in the near future. See below for more details.
Sunday, October 21 at 11am. Meet outside the "Manor House/Visitor Center."
Several trails to choose from. All rated "easy" and listed at about 1-1.5 miles in length. We'll probably hike a few.
Not yet sure if dogs are allowed. Will let you know when I find out!
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Quail Hollow is slated to be the first state park to be horizontally drilled and fracked since the passage of HB 133 last summer. HB 133 opened all Ohio State Parks to fracking for the first time in their history. Ironically, though, Quail Hollow will be fracked through a "back-door" eminent domain-type legal loophole called "unitization." Unitization is now being used by oil and gas companies to force unwilling landowners into leases where doing so could substantially increase company profits. (Yes, profit increase is literally the written-in-law justification for this form of eminent domain). We will likely be joined by hikers from the Sierra Club and the Ohio Environmental Council. The day's hike may culminate in a press opportunity, given Quail Hollow's special targeted status. Participation in any press event is, of course, completely optional.