National Trails Day: Helping Conserve & Preserve

National Trails Day, June 5, 2010National Trails Day is this Saturday, June 5, 2010. It’s an annual event held by the American Hiking Society to foster awareness of local hiking, biking, and walking trails and engage the public in the protection, conservation, and sheer enjoyment of these trails. In Portland, Maine alone, there are over 50 miles of trails overseen by the Portland Trails organization, and they will be helping to recruit the public on National Trails Day to clean and maintain the trails while educating them on good use practices and local history.

This event is important, especially for us as travelers. We may be part time vagabonds, but our travels to various parts of the world always leave a mark. It’s because we leave that mark that we have the responsibility to give back. We take an awful lot while traveling, so replacing a little bit, wherever we choose to go, is so important.

This National Trails Day, take a few hours to help plant a garden, or build a drainage ditch, or educate your neighbors. It’s not only a great excuse to get outside this Saturday, but a fantastic way to help preserve and protect the trails we as travelers hold so dear.

Thank you.

Chris Cavallari

About Chris Cavallari

Chris is a longtime digital content producer based in Maine. Since 1999, he has been an early adopter and active participant in blogging, podcasting, and social media, and has been guiding small and mid-sized businesses in leveraging video, social media, and digital publishing to the fullest. With an avid love of travel and the outdoors, Chris started in 2009 to give him a platform to showcase his outdoors and travel adventures, and to help educate others in doing the same.