National Trail Day: June 5th, 2010

American Hiking Society's signature trail awareness program, National Trails Day® (NTD), inspires the public and trail enthusiasts nationwide to seek out their favorite trails to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail work projects.

NTD also provides an opportunity to thank volunteers, land managing agencies, and outdoor-minded businesses for their support in developing and maintaining trails. Click here for more information

Here in Portland, you can join the Forest Park Conservancy and REI for National Trails Day, one of their largest and most popular volunteer events of the year. We will spend the morning doing some trail maintenance and improvement projects along the Wildwood Trail. No previous experience required. REI will have refreshments and a few other surprises on hand for volunteers. The Forest Park Conservancy will provide all tools and materials.

In general, these volunteer events take place on the third Saturday of each month - and they also have volunteer opportunities each Thursday morning. If you aren't already on their stewardship email lists, drop us a quick email at

and let them know which list (Saturday, Thursday, or both) you would like to be added to.