Feasibility study for Community Wellness Trail starts in May

Beginning May 1, Wildsight Golden began a unique study funded by the Golden & District Community Foundation. The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of a Wilderness wellness space where nature-based wellness practitioners can have a quiet space to hold workshops, classes, therapy and other quiet activities.

There is currently no accessible community area or trail suitable for the purpose of eco-wellness practice in Golden. All trails and areas are used by high-impact sports and dog walkers. 

The proposal is to conduct research and take steps to create a dedicated and protected space that can be used by the community of Golden and Area A for low-impact wellness activities including forest bathing, meditation, yoga, counselling, as well as for education purposes.

Having a protected area would be beneficial for nature and the local ecology as well as offering an opportunity for the community to observe the benefit of having low impact, safe areas.

Sam Foster of The Wild Lifers will be conducting the research and assessment project. Sam is a certified Forest & Nature Therapy Guide and Level 3 Forest School Practitioner who lives in Area A and leads forest bathing sessions.

Wildsight Golden gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Golden & District Community Foundation which provides leadership and support that helps in addressing significant community needs.