Saturday marked the kick off to our week of events at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Saturday was National Trails Day, American Hiking Society's signature trail awareness program, created to inspire 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.
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mt. Saint Helens Institute, and the Washington Trails Association put on a work party to celebrate National Trails Day and invited us to give a few short presentations to the volunteers doing trail work that day. Congratulations to the very first group to arrange the trash perfectly in How Long Does It Last!
On Sunday, we offered a more in-depth presentation at the Forest Service Headquarters in Vancouver, WA and enjoyed a rainy day with staff and volunteers in a 3 hour Awareness Workshop.
All the best,
Agata and Jason
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