MEGA Events (2017)

How to Get 150 or More Perfect Strangers to Build Some Awesome Trail

A MEGA event is a trail build on steroids.


Presenters: Jeff Goetter; Ozark Trail Association; Kathie Brennan, Trail of Tears State Park

There is a lot of effort required to organize a large event and the risks associated with a poorly run event are real, but the rewards for success are substantial. These rewards include both the tangible results the day of the event and intangible rewards realized in the long run.

More Articles in this Category

Ghost Town National Recreation Trail, Pennsylvania

A glimpse of the early 1900s as the rail trail passes through several abandoned coal mining towns.

Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary Trail System, Alabama

The Sanctuary consists of 164 acres of maritime forest, marshes, and dunes, including a lake, a swamp, and a beach. It is located at the eastern end of Dauphin Island, a 14-mile long barrier island situated off the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Heritage Rail Trail County Park User Survey and Economic Impact Analysis

This analysis compares the original Users Survey taken in the spring of 1999 with a follow-up study conducted in 2001. The comparison measures any changes in usage behavior.

Sugar Bottom Mountain Biking Trail System, Coralville Reservoir, Iowa

Set in rugged terrain surrounding the Coralville Reservoir on the Iowa River, the trail is managed by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Ten National Recreation Trails to Check Out in New York

In honor of the International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, being held in Syracuse, New York this month, we have put together a list of ten National Recreation Trails to visit in New York State. These are just a sample of the dozens of NRTs located in New York State, so get out there and explore.