National Trails Day Promotes Advocacy and Service To Local Trails

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Prince William County Parks, Recreation and Tourism recognizes Saturday, June 5, 2021, as National Trails Day.  The American Hiking Society has designated the first Saturday in June as “a day of public advocacy and trails service.”  Trail enthusiasts are encouraged to come together with federal and local agencies, land trusts and businesses in partnership to advocate for, maintain and clean up public lands and trails.   

Even with Governor Northam’s recent announcement to lift the COVID-19 universal indoor mask mandate and ease all distancing and capacity restrictions, the customary Prince William County public trails events have been curtailed due to inadequate time for planning and organizing.  The good news is that residents are able to express their support and advocacy of county trails as a volunteer through the Adopt-a-Trail program. 

The Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC), a long-time trail maintenance community partner, has established the Adopt-a-Trail program.  The program was developed to encourage wide participation in the county’s trail network.  PWTC will equip and manage volunteer groups as they make their way through the Adopt-a-Trail program.  Students and youth groups can use their volunteer time toward community service hours.  Businesses and organizations are encouraged to join the Adopt-A-Trail program. Not only will it enhance your company’s teamwork capabilities, the company will receive recognition for their stewardship of the environment. 

For more information on the Adopt-a-Trail program please contact Robert Boyd at (571) 361-7290 or email [email protected]

Visit the Prince William County Trails and Streams Coalition (PWCTSC) at

Learn more about National Trails Day

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