Tags: Pathways

Let’s prioritize transforming our trails into a national system of resource preservation lands

By Gary Werner, Executive Director, Partnership for the National Trails System In 2018 as we began our year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act, I briefly described these fundamental challenges that we in the National Trails System community face to fully…

Message from New PNTS Board President Barney Scout Mann

By: Barney Mann, Board President, Partnership for the National Trails System In December 2018, I was elected as Board President of the Partnership for the National Trails System—a position held by Liz Bergeron since 2012. I am 67 and incredibly busy, like many of you,…

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT: 2018 Highlights

National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association, Inc. (W3R-US) OUTREACH Completed a Lecture to Web program that enabled a historian to lecture to 12 different groups, after which he reworked the lectures to text with images to be posted on the website. Completed signage texts for a…

Trail of Tears NHT: 2018 Highlights

Trail of Tears Association (TOTA) OUTREACH Created a full length documentary about the Trail of Tears in Missouri for airing on PBS channels with funding from the Missouri Humanities Council. Created a Trail of Tears walking tour brochure featuring witness structures and sites on the…

Star-Spangled Banner NHT: 2018 Highlights

OUTREACH Friends of Fort McHenry hosted special kayak excursions and walking wetland tours, along with talks about the Star-Spangled Banner NHT at a special “Fort McHenry celebrates the National Trails System” event. In partnership with the Living Classrooms Foundation, fourth and fifth grade students from…

Selma to Montgomery NHT: 2018 Highlights

OUTREACH The Selma to Montgomery NHT hosted a Junior Ranger Summer Camp. Activities included learning what a Freedom Song is and how the songs affected the people of the Voting Rights Movement. Kids learned about careers in NPS and Adventures in Camping, created “What Does…

Santa Fe NHT: 2018 Highlights

Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) OUTREACH SFTA chapters installed new interpretive wayside exhibits at trail related sites in their areas. Completed signage showing where the Santa Fe NHT crossed current roadways in Osage, Wabaunsee, Lyon, and Morris counties in eastern Kansas. Began work on four…

Pony Express NHT: 2018 Highlights

National Pony Express Association (NPEA) OUTREACH NPEA conducted its Annual Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from Old Sacramento, CA to St. Joseph, MO in June 2018. The re-ride took ten days to complete traveling by horseback 24 hours a day. About 900 riders and…

Overmountain Victory NHT: 2018 Highlights

Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) OUTREACH OVTA, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), provided programing for 50,000 members of the public in 2018 along the 330 mile trail corridor. Of those, approximately 75 percent were school students. The trail corridor passes through the…

Oregon and California NHTs: 2018 Highlights

Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) OUTREACH Developed a new website and brochure program. The website makes it easier for volunteers to report their hours, mileage, and unreimbursed expenses, and also incorporates interactive trail maps of the Cherokee Trail in Colorado and the Southern Routes. The 68,000…