Each year people all across the country unite on the first Saturday of June in celebration of American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. In past years our Chapter has hosted an event maintaining the Larry Scott Trail, part of the Olympic Discovery Trail and the Pacific NW National Scenic Trail. This year, we won’t be meeting in person, but we will still protect and promote trails and access to quality green spaces.
The COVID-19 quarantine has put into sharp focus how time spent outside is helpful for mental and physical health, but trails are under threat and not everyone has permanent access to quality green space. Take American Hiking Society’s #PublicLandsProtector Pledge in honor of National Trails Day® and commit to taking at least one action in 2020 to protect trails and fight for equitable access to quality green space.
American Hiking Society will provide easy actions you can take, even while social-distancing. Everyone who takes the #PublicLandsProtector Pledge will be entered to win several outdoor gear prize packages.
Celebrate National Trails Day® with these easy steps:
Pledge: Become a #PublicLandsProtector
Act: American Hiking willprovide easy actions you can take, even while in quarantine
Connect: Share why trails and natural space are important to you. Tag #NationalTrailsDay, #PublicLandsProtector, and @AmericanHiking in your social media posts