By Julie Huss
---- — DERRY — The Go Green Committee will host a winter event for families whether the snow falls or not.
The committee hosts a snowshoe walk on Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the town-owned Broadview Farm on Young Road.
If the snow falls, experts will offer tips on using snowshoes and will accompany participants on walks around the 78-acre conservation property.
If snow is scarce, people are invited to Broadview anyway to enjoy the trails and hike the land.
The morning’s activities include snowshoes provided by Eastern Mountain Sports officials, who will be available to offer advice and information. People can also bring their own snowshoes.
Broadview also offers areas for sledding.
Derry Conservation Commission members will also be on hand to offer nature talks, plant identification, bird viewing and how to find animal tracks in the snow. Children can also enjoy a scavenger hunt.
The Go Green Committee’s mission is to plan events like this while continuing to spread a message about ways to enjoy the town’s environment and keep it clean and green.
Topics at meetings range from recycling to special events on town conservation lands, to helping keep areas clean and trash free.
The snowshoe event is free and open to the public.
Information on the snowshoe and nature walk event is available at go-green-derry.org.