New Trail in Kfar HaHoresh Forest

Monday, August 15, 2016

KKL-JNF’s forestry policy is based on the principal that Israel’s forests should be accessible to the general public, and that local communities should be partners to forest care and maintenance. The new Kfar Hahoresh trail in the Jezre’el Valley is a good example of this.


Kfar Hahoresh Trail Dedicated in the Jezreel Valley


The trail, which is designated for walking, connects the kibbutz to the KKL-JNF Jezreel Trail. The project was directed by Michal Wetzler, a student and grant recipient of the Jezreel Valley Regional Council.


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Kfar Hahoresh forest. Photo: Yaakov Shkolnik
A dedication ceremony was held for the trail connecting the kibbutz to the KKL-JNF Jezreel Trail, attended by the Mayor of the Jezreel Valley Regional Council, Eyal Betzer. The Kfar Hahoresh Trail is one of the secondary trails that connect the main trail, which is approximately 100 kilometers long, to the localities of of the Jezreel Valley Regional Council, interesting sites in the area and other trails in the Jezreel Valley.

The Kfar Hahoresh Trail project included blazing the trail, which is marked by a yellow square with a blue tree in the center. The project is an initiative directed by Michal Wetzler, a student and grant recipient of the Regional Council, who led a project for social activism undertaken jointly by the Regional Council, KKL-JNF and the kibbutz. In the course of the two-year project, a group of Kfar Hahoresh forest trustees forged a trail in the woods and blazed it.

The Jezreel Valley Regional Council stated that they award grants for social activism annually to students leading community projects where they live, and the Kfar Hahoresh Trail is one of these. “This is yet another project in a series of social initiatives, including Izraela, a pub for social consciousness in the Jezreel Valley,” stated the Regional Council.