Established in 2014 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Lula Lake Land Trust, Founder's Weekend is a celebration of the land trust and its founders, Helen and Bobby Davenport.
According to its website, Lula Lake Land Trust was established by the will of Robert Davenport in January of 1994. LLLT seeks to protect and preserve the natural beauty and abundant resources within the Rock Creek watershed for the benefit of present and future generations.
According to LLLT Executive Director Mike Pollock, Founder's Weekend draws hundreds of visitors to the preserve. "We draw them in to share our vision for a protected watershed, conservation, environmental education and to recreate and play," he says.
This year, Founder's Weekend will have two full days of programming on October 1 and 2. Activities include guided history walks, yoga sessions, Tai Chi lessons, critter visits, a discussion on the hemlock woolly adelgid infestation and much more.
New this year, the celebration also includes two premier nightly events. "I've always had the belief that nonprofits need to be fun while they're doing good work behind the scenes," says Pollock. "That's why we're hosting music events, movie night and the new Lula Lake Wine Walk. We want people to have fun while they're pitching in."
On Saturday, October 1, the inaugural Lula Lake Film Fest will take place at dusk. Family-friendly short films on outdoor adventure and conservation will be screened. Soft drinks, beer, wine and snacks will be available. A $10 donation per person is suggested.
Sunday night will feature the Lula Lake Wine Walk for those age 21 and up. Five wine tasting stations will be located along Lula Lake's core preserve. Each stop will feature selected wines and snacks from Riverside Wine and Spirits and acoustic music. The last wine stop will offer hors d’oeuvres and a featured band. This event is limited to 125 participants and there is a fee of $40 per person. To purchase a ticket to the Wine Walk, visit Eventbrite.
Visit the Lula Lake Land Trust website for a detailed schedule and more information about the third annual Founder's Weekend.