Wetlands with their wide diversity of wildlife are of great interest, but many individuals are deterred from venturing into them due to dense vegetation, standing water, and deep organic soils. KBNRD maintains an observation tower, trails, and floating docks at Mud Lakes and Sand Point Sloughs wetlands. This year the trail system was expanded at both locations with the help of the Summer Youth Crew; floating docks, boardwalks, and clearing. Additional turtle platforms have also been added to nearby waters, gravel paths have been added through the Sand Point capping project, and a fitness walk will be in place in spring 2013. The trail system provides a unique opportunity to learn more about our wetlands, culture, and get some exercise. It borders the Lighthouse, runs through Sand Point wild rice beds and the stamp sand restoration site to Assinins, ending near old US41. Many departments and committees are working together on this trail and plan to continue with additions next year such as a medicine wheel garden, signage, and trail system brochures. Maps and informational brochures will also be available by 2016.