New group seeks to inspire through nature

Published 12:07 pm Monday, July 10, 2017

A new group has formed aimed at changing Winchester’s nature, through nature.

Winchester Inspired by Nature (WIN) is a small group looking for ways to connect people in the community.

Founding member Rebecca Compomanes said the group is not planning to complete any large projects itself, but instead wants to help others plan and execute nature-related projects.

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The group is planning to host regular walks and non-strenuous hikes as an opportunity for people to come together and discuss what goals various people in the community would like to see accomplished.

“We want to help other people accomplish things like a community garden or trash pickups,” Compomanes said.

The walks will be 7 p.m. Wednesdays at The Path. The first walk will be July 12.

The group is also planning to schedule other informal opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors together, like a hike at Lower Howards Creek Nature Preserve, kayaking and other recreational activities.

Compomanes said WIN will soon begin an email newsletter for information about ongoing and upcoming community events.

The group can be contacted several ways, including on Facebook under Winchester Inspired by Nature and via email at