This Saturday, June 5th is National Trails Day! Millions of people have found physical, mental, and emotional restoration on trails during the pandemic. Let’s return the favor and care for America’s magnificent trail system and ensure everyone in the U.S. can enjoy trails and natural areas.
With hundreds of miles of trails across the Land of Enchantment, we’d like to encourage everyone to pick just one mile of trail and show it some love by picking up trash; sharing the trail with someone new to the outdoors why trails are important to you; or just taking a stroll and enjoying what the trail has to offer.
Here are some ways you can get engaged in your area:
Albuquerque Open Space is hosting a trails maintenance project at Elena Gallegos Open Space this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m | link
Make a charitable donation to the Rio Grande Chapter to help us preserve our natural landscapes, or achieving our goal of protecting 30 percent of our land and water by 2030. No amount is too small | link
Learn more about the Sierra Club 30 by 30 program | link
Find an event near you by checking the American Hiking Society | link
The National Park Service is sponsoring events all around the United States and you can find one here | link
Happy National Trails Day, everyone!
Terry Owen, Outings Chair