Trails & Oceans Stewardship Day

Trails & Oceans Stewardship Day

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

America’s 200,000 miles of trails allow us access to the natural world for recreation, education, exploration, solitude, inspiration, and much more. Trails give us a means to support good physical and mental health; they provide us with a chance to breathe fresh air, get our hearts pumping, and escape from our stresses. Point Reyes National Seashore manages more than 100+ miles of trails offering the same benefits and chance to discover, explore and connect with over 80 miles of coastline, the Phillip Burton Wilderness and more!

In effort to help care for our trails, we invite you to join us for National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6 for trail and ocean stewardship volunteer project on the Estero Trail. Together with the National Park Service's Trails Crew we will be building swing/barb wire ranch fencing to prevent trail erosion and ocean sedimentation. Volunteers will be paired in groups to complete sections of trail under the supervision of the trail crew. The project site requires a one-mile hike in and volunteers must be able to hike up to 3-miles roundtrip on the trail and/or on uneven terrian, and be physically able to lift, bend and dig if necessary. Please wear layers, including long pants, closed toed shoes and a sunhat and bring a lunch, reusable water bottle, sunscreen, your favorite leather gloves and your enthusiasm! All instruction and safety gear will be provided. Trail snacks provided from our friends at KIND: Healthy Snacks. Ages 15 and older encouraged. RSVP to volunteer@ptreyes.org. Volunteers Needed: 25

Your Donations at Work
The Estero trail restoration begin in 2014 with funds from Point Reyes National Seashore Association's Trail Trust and donations made through the 2012-13 Point Reyes Trail Challenge. The project will continue through 2016. Stay tuned for updates and additional work days. Thank you for your support! 

What is National Trails Day?
American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® (NTD) is a celebration of America’s magnificent Trail System, occurring annually on the first Saturday in June. NTD features a series of outdoor activities, designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States. Individuals, clubs and organizations from around the country host National Trails Day® events to share their love of trails with friends, family, and their communities. National Trails Day® evolved during the late ‘80s and ‘90s from a popular ethos among trail advocates, outdoor industry leaders and political bodies who wanted to unlock the vast potential in America’s National Trails System, transforming it from a collection of local paths into a true network of interconnected trails and vested trail organizations. This collective mindset hatched the idea of a singular day where the greater trail community could band together behind the NTD moniker to show their pride and dedication to the National Trails System

View the National Trails Day® historical timeline.

Get Involved
Learn more about camping, hiking and trails in the park, find resources for your next hiking trip or download a park trail map.You can also pick up additional topo maps and guidebooks in our bookstores located in park visitor centers, where your purchases help fund park projects and education programs in the park. Or take a Field Institute class with some of our award-winning naturalists and get out on the trail! Members recieve discounts, donate today!

Event Hosts
National Park Service - Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore Association

Event Sponsors
American Hiking Society
KIND Healthy Snacks

Supporting Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Bay AreaLet's Move, America's Great OutdoorsNational Trails Day and World Oceans Day

For more information, or to get involved as a volunteer, event partner or event sponsor, please contact Jessica Taylor at (415) 663.1200 x304.