STILL RIVER -- The Nashua River Watershed Association will be leading a guided trail walk at the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. The Oxbow NWR has a variety of ecosystems -- river, wetland, forest and field -- and is home to a vast array of wildlife. Al Futterman, NRWA's land programs director, will be leading the walk and providing "naturalist observations" about what can be seen at the refuge. The trail walk will last approximately one hour and cover roughly 2 miles. The walk will proceed in a light rain, but not a heavy storm.

This guided trail walk, one in a series of 11 hikes in 11 different communities, is part of NRWA's Outdoor Wellness Walking Program. The trail walks are intended to introduce people to properties in their area where they can walk for exercise. A full list of the 11 walks, and a schedule of the Healthy Lifestyles and Wellness Lecture and Film series, can be viewed by visiting upcoming programs and events at NashuaRiverWatershed.org.

This walk is free and open to the public, funded in part by a grant from the Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund. Walkers should meet in the refuge parking lot at the bottom of Depot Road. Please note dogs are not allowed at the refuge. Registration is encouraged for planning purposes and for notification in case of inclement weather. To register, contact Futterman at 978-448-0299 or email AlF@NashuaRiverWatershed.org. The NRWA is a nonprofit environmental organization that depends on memberships and donations for support.