Tags: Outreach

All About the Appalachian Trail by Leonard M. Adkins

by Leonard M. Adkins, Author, All About the Appalachian Trail There are a few colorfully illustrated books about the Appalachian Trail for very young children. However, All About the Appalachian Trail is the very first written for readers in grades 4-8 that provides a complete…

My Way West by Elizabeth Goss

by Elizabeth Goss, Author, My Way West Between 1841 and 1884, more than 40,000 kids traveled west across North America on the Oregon and California Trails. These young emigrants had extraordinary experiences on their journeys, but they were ordinary people. Some were picky eaters, some…

A Message to Existing and New Partners and Volunteers with the Forest Service

by Meckenzie Helmandollar-Powell, US Forest Service Hello valued trail partners and volunteers.  The Trail Challenge is a challenge for all of us who care for and receive benefits from trails—including you—to achieve more sustainable trails. You are invited to help with any element of the…

Honor-Respect-Preserve For Lewis and Clark Veterans and Tribal People

by Jim Mallory, Lewis and Clark Trust Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, is inspirational in more ways than showing respect to AmericanVeteran Grave’s in National Cemeteries. The now-famous picture of snow-covered graves in Arlington National Cemetery with green wreaths and red bows placed at…

Thru-Hiking and Covid-19: Ice Age Trail

by Luke Kloberdanz, Director of Philanthropy, Ice Age Trail Alliance For all trail organizations nationwide, 2020 provided more twists and turns than a series of switchback climbs. With thousands turning to trails for mental and physical health, our organizations faced unprecedented pressures. Naturally, determining whether…

Thru-Hiking and Covid-19: Continental Divide Trail

by Francesca Governali  Community Engagement Coordinator, Continental Divide Trail Coalition Covid-19 had a significant impact on much of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 2020 and we continue to adapt as vaccines are rolled out and guidance in our trail States changes. We saw a…

Virtual Success: Star-Spangled Banner NHT

by Kate Marks Hardy, Partnership Coordinator/Trail Manager, Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail  With all the 2020 school and public outreach programs for the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail (SSBNHT) cancelled due to Covid-19, Trail staff looked to collaborate with other organizations to reach audiences virtually. …

Virtual Success: Overmountain Victory NHT

by Tom Vaughan, Treasurer, Overmountain Victory Trail Association In the words of Robert Burns: “… In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy!” Our best…

Virtual Success: Appalachian NST

by Alivia Acosta, Volunteer Development Coordinator, Appalachian Trail Conservancy The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) invited people from across the country to join them on an amazing Appalachian Trail (AT) Ed-Venture Series.  Starting in Georgia and traveling all the way north to Maine, each session was led…

North Country Trail 2021 Hike 100 Challenge

by Kate Lemon, Marketing + Communications Coordinator, North Country Trail Association Since 2016, thousands of North Country Trail (NCT) users have signed up for and completed the annual Hike 100 Challenge, one free program offered by the North Country Trail Association (NCTA). Each year this…