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50th Anniversary Projects Raising Funds and Awareness

SUMMER OF TRAILS CROWDFUNDING In May, the National Forest Foundation (NFF), the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), launched a five-month long “Summer of Trails” crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness and funds for maintaining and improving the nearly 158,000 miles of trail across…

50th Anniversary Celebrations Throughout the Year

by Partnership for the National Trails System Examples are adapted from partner organization news releases, websites, and emails Photo frame makes debut at NORC In April 2018, the Partnership for the National Trails System and American Trails attended the 2018 National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)…

50th Anniversary Initiatives by Nonprofit and Federal Partners

HIKING CHALLENGES Modeled after the North Country Trail Association’s successful “Hike 100 Challenge,” this year the North Country, Arizona, and New England national scenic trails are challenging trail users to hike 50 miles to earn a special patch or other prizes in commemoration of the…

50th Anniversary Opportunities

By Partnership for the National Trails System Compiled from www.pnts.org and www.trails50.org Opportunities to participate In his 1965 “Natural Beauty Message” to Congress, President Lyndon B. Johnson inspired a national “system of trails” for the American people. Congress passed the National Trails System Act, signed…

Hike the Hill 2018 kicks off 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act

A week in D.C. More than 125 people representing nearly 40 trail organizations from throughout the country traveled to Washington, D.C. this February to “Hike the Hill.” Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) and the…

Help us make the 50th Anniversary generate increasing resources to sustain national trails

By Gary Werner, Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System The National Trails System 50th Anniversary next year provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to focus much greater attention on our national scenic and historic trails and to inspire both our longtime supporters and…