Posts written by Samantha Haas

North Country NST 2017 Highlights

North Country Trail Association (NCTA) OUTREACH Website — Developed and launched a new website that better integrates trail and volunteer information. Programs — Annual celebration in Marquette, MI was larger than ever with almost 400 attendees; Hike 100 program continued to generate excitement. Signage —…

Pacific Crest NST 2017 Highlights

Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) OUTREACH Southern Terminus Host Program — PCTA partnered with Cleveland National Forest to start this 10-week volunteer position, which compiles data and educates trail users about trail conditions, water, travel tips, and Leave No Trace practices. PROTECTION Land — PCTA…

Pacific Northwest NST 2017 Highlights

Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA) OUTREACH Anniversary — Celebrated the 40th anniversary of both the founding of the PNTA and the first five end-to-end hikes of the trail with a keynote by PNT/PNTA founder Ron Strickland, an amphitheater screening of “A Sense of Direction,” a…

Potomac Heritage NST 2017 Highlights

Potomac Heritage Trail Association (PHTA) OUTREACH Documentation — NPS Trail Office published three new brochures illustrating different applications of the PHT concept; PHTA released a new logo. Programs — NPS staff drafted a trip idea to promote continuity of experience throughout the diverse PHT network;…

Ala Kahakai NHT 2017 Highlights

Ala Kahakai Trail Association (AKTA) E Mau Nā Ala Hele (EM) OUTREACH Programs — AKTA used a foundation grant to hold two community outreach education programs on the trail; engaged in three events with a booth to pass out information and talk to community about…

Captain John Smith Chesapeake NHT 2017 Highlights

Chesapeake Conservancy OUTREACH Mobile Visitor Center — Launched the “Roving Ranger” with the NPS. The vehicle features scenes of the Chesapeake Bay on all sides and appears at all Chesapeake Trail locations, public events, and festivals to promote its natural and cultural heritage. Families can…

El Camino Real de los Tejas NHT 2017 Highlights

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association (ELCAT) OUTREACH Media — Filmed the trail with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff for a weekly PBS series airing in early 2018. The activity was covered extensively on social media and published in the…

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro NHT 2017 Highlights

Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association (CARTA) OUTREACH Documentation — Updated and printed trail map and guide; printed the bilingual Dos Caminos 2016 Laredo, TX workshop report. Event — National Trails Intermountain Region (NTIR) participated in the first Camino Real Trade Fair event organized…

Iditarod NHT 2017 Highlights

Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance (IHTA) OUTREACH Education — IHTA’s seventh class of Iditarod Trail to Every Classroom (iTREC!) teachers completed their yearlong place-based service learning professional development program that connects youth and communities along the trail, promoting resource stewardship, recreation, and community engagement. Since 2010,…

Juan Bautista de Anza NHT 2017 Highlights

Anza Trail Foundation (ATF) OUTREACH Interpretive Wayside — Held a ribbon cutting on an interpretive wayside near the entrance to Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park overlooking the Colorado River. Events — Carlos Herrera, ATF Board Member and Director of Imperial Valley Borderlands Institute, gave…