One of the various benches along Exploration Green’s trails will be dedicated to those who are no longer able to enjoy the trails themselves after dying from COVID-19.

Those involved with the COVID-19 Wall of Memories nonprofit, which is dedicated to commemorating coronavirus victims in the Bay Area and beyond, teamed up with the Bay Area Democratic Movement to have a plaque made for one of the Phase 2 benches. The bench will be dedicated at a ceremony and walk-a-thon June 10, organizer Mohammed Nasrullah said in an email to Community Impact Newspaper.

Community members will meet at the bench on Phase 2—located on Reseda Drive between Diana Lane and Torry Pines Road—at 6 p.m. June 10. Mohamed Shalaby, president of the MultiCultural Center in Webster, and Kim Krist, BADM’s president and founder, will speak at the event.

After the bench is dedicated, participants will walk the Phase 2 loop around one of the conservancy’s bodies of water. The loop is approximately one mile. Those interested can join in the walk-a-thon, or walk from wherever they are located, to honor the lives lost to COVID-19, Nasrullah wrote.

Organizers are asking walkers to get monetary pledges if possible and bring the donations to the June 10 event. Donations can also be made remotely at