The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee will be focusing attention on outreach around trails of all types in September 2018. They’re hoping trail enthusiasts will help spread the word by having events leading up to and during the month of September.
Events could include a hike, ride, or paddle on a trail; a community celebration inviting the media to a new trail or groundbreaking; some social media posts that talk about the health and economic benefits that trails provide to our communities and commonwealth.
We are hoping to see trail-related activities all over the state during the month. Please pass this information along to anyone that may be interested in coordinating and leading an activity during what we hope will become an annual event.
When you enter descriptions of your events, please be as specific as possible. In the ‘Filters’ section under ‘Category’, please select ‘ExplorePAtrails’ AND ‘Trails Month’ as the Category.
Through this outreach, we’re hoping to:
- Promote trails as free outdoor recreation and important to health
- Highlight the economic impacts of trails to communities
- Spotlight Pennsylvania as a trail destination
- Create support for a trail within 15 minutes of every Pennsylvanian
If you would like to talk with someone about an idea or need help with the calendar, please contact Alyssa Wentz, DCNR GIS specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-787-7672.