Over $14,000 in Giveaways for our 10-Year Webinar Anniversary!

American Trails is celebrating a decade of our Advancing Trails Webinar Series and giving away awesome swag as a thank you to our webinar viewers and supporters for being a part of this milestone. Check out the giveaways below, and thank you to all the sponsors who donated amazing items!

by American Trails Staff


We are celebrating a decade of webinars by giving our supporters amazing prizes! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter for daily opportunities to win prizes, and register and attend our September webinars to win grand prizes!

iZone Imaging is donating one 24” x 36” sign with a double post pedestal (artwork to be provided by winner). They are famous for combining high-end digital imaging technology with high pressure laminate.


Trail Boss is donating one saw and grip handle. Trail Boss is a well-known company in the trail industry making trail tools in their hometown of Bellingham, WA.


Congrats winner Laura Hawkins! Smart Outdoor is donating a wrapped mountain bike with the winner's logo. The value includes free shipping, but the winner must be located in the lower 48 US continental states only. The color of bike may vary depending on availability. Smart Outdoor provides decorative and informative signage and mile markers, using the latest smart phone technology to provide users access to local regulations, events, local business information, and restrooms.


R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. is donating one four-foot Model PCXB/G-4TP24 park bench with a plastic laminated plaque recessed into one backrest board with the engraving “Trails Move People” (which is a program of American Trails). The value includes free shipping, but the winner must be located in the lower 48 US continental states only. R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. has been designing and manufacturing Pilot Rock® park equipment to be your best value in park, street, and campsite furnishings since 1959 in Cherokee, Iowa.


R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. is donating three sets of their 2021 vintage-style shirts and a deck of cards. Three lucky winners will get them included in our gift bags (aka baskets) along with other donor goodies. R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. has been designing and manufacturing Pilot Rock® park equipment to be your best value in park, street, and campsite furnishings since 1959 in Cherokee, Iowa.


Pachner & Associates is donating ten of their 8-bit magnetic screwdriver kits that will be included in ten of our gift bags (aka baskets) along with other donor goodies. They offer expertise in insuring commercial guides and outfitters and know the insurance markets for mountaineering, paddling, snow and equine operations, and keep their ear to the ground for the latest underwriting developments.


Rhino Marking & Protection Systems is donating two Patagonia jackets to include the Rhino logo. Two lucky winners get to choose their color, size, and style (men’s/women’s). From marker posts to decals, Rhino has everything you need to safely and effectively mark your trails.


Exquisitely hand crafted by Susan Favro, wife of American Trails board chair. This scarf is a one of a kind item and measures 72” x 10.5”. Susan intended for the weaving design to be reminiscent of trees which is fitting for any trail-oriented person. The scarf will be included in the American Trails Big Basket Giveaway!


The Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is donating a gift basket that includes an ELCR (tote bag with equestrian guidebook, cap, pens, magnets, and window clings), 12-in-1 emergency survival kit, 100-piece first aid kit, and Terra Hiker waterproof reusable rain poncho. ELCR leads in the protection and conservation of lands for the horse and horse-related activities.


Hut2Hut USA is donating two of their new books “Hut to Hut USA: The Complete Guide for Hikers, Bikers, and Skiers” that will be hot off the press and available in October. Two lucky winners will win this book in our daily book giveaways for those that follow us on social media. Hut2Hut hopes to stimulate and inform a conversation about the role of immersive experiences and overnight accommodations in environmental education and outdoor recreation, and think creatively about the potential roles of huts in the USA.


American Conservation Experience (ACE) is donating a gift basket that will include a Hydroflask coffee mug, one 21 oz. h20 bottle, $100 REI Gift Card, USA National Parks Hardcover book, and ACE swag including trucker hat, buff, keychain, pen, and chapstick. ACE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth, young adults, and emerging professionals of all backgrounds to explore and improve public lands while gaining practical professional experience.


Acorn Naturalists is donating three North American Hansa lifelike plush animals that make for excellent gifts for any animal lover— adult and kid alike! Three lucky winners will get them included in our gift bags (aka baskets) along with other donor goodies. Donated items include a burrowing owl (valued at $49.50), a river otter (valued at $40.95), and a ringtail (valued at $71.95). Acorn Naturalists offers school supplies, science and nature activity kits, and hands-on educational resources for parents, teachers, naturalists, camp leaders, outdoor educators, homeschoolers, preschool and afterschool educators. The consulting division, The Acorn Group, consists of planners, designers, and educators who offer award-winning services in interpretive planning and exhibit design. Projects include interpretive master plans, exhibits, panels, and programs that bring content to life.


American Discovery Trail (ADT) Society is donating a gift basket that includes a bandana, a book by the team that scouted the ADT, and an Explorer membership. The ADT is the first coast to coast nonmotorized trail. Its 6,800+ miles of continuous, multi-use trail stretches from Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware to Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California.


Join American Hiking Society for a week of building and maintaining trails in exciting and diverse locations across the country. Two lucky winners will win a Volunteer Vacation that fosters public land stewardship and provide volunteers the opportunity to give back to the trails they love, meet new people, and have a great time doing it! Crews consist of 6-15 volunteers accompanied by a crew leader. Volunteer Vacations involve backpacking or day hiking and accommodations vary from primitive campsites to bunkhouses or cabins. Tools and supervision are provided. A complimentary registration including participation on the trip, food for the week, and lodging (camping or indoor options) is included. Participants will be responsible for travel costs, additional gear needs, and any other costs. Complimentary registration valid for 2021 or 2022 trips.


Gail Quigg, Volunteer at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, has graciously donated her collection of pins and buttons from various wildlife refuges across the country.


Areté Structures is donating a 2' x 3' single stack ground FRP garden bed (size and color may differ from photo due to material availability). Value includes shipping to the winner. Areté Structures supplies prefabricated truss and I-beam bridges using pultruded fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) materials.


Areté Structures is donating a gift basket consisting of a trucker hat, t-shirt, and travel mug. Areté Structures supplies prefabricated truss and I-beam bridges using pultruded fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) materials.


Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is donating two sets of monogram mugs and coasters. The ATC oversees the management and conservation of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail since 1925.


The Wright Brothers® USA is donating a t-shirt, 23k gold sunglasses, and leather brief to one lucky winner. Based in Dayton, OH (home to the 2017 International Trails Symposium). The Wright Brothers® is dedicated to inspiring and empowering people to learn, explore, and chase their dreams. Exclusively authorized by The Wright Brothers Family Foundation, they are the official source for licensed products, merchandise, and information.


Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is donating their “You Are What You Leave Behind” swag bag that includes a "You Are What You Leave Behind” t-shirt, crapsule (for packing out pesky dog poo on trails), two poop bag rolls, a handful of all the fun stickers, utensil sets, and YETI Colster. VOC is motivating and enabling people to become active stewards of Colorado's natural resources.


TRED is donating two custom tie dyed shirts: one long sleeve and one short sleeve. Based out of Rome, GA. What is a TRED Head (noun)?: A person who understands that trails contribute to healthier communities, make economic sense, are inclusive of everyone, serve as transportation corridors, decrease mental stress, and overall create happier people.


Terrabilt is graciously donating seven different REI-purchased packs from Alps Mountaineering, Mountain Equipment, Marmot, and Mountainsmith. These packs will serve as the gift “bags” that will include smaller donations from other donors to make for some awesome bigger gift bag giveaways. Terrabilt builds high-quality, long-lasting outdoor signs, kiosks, and exhibits for parks, trails, and preserves with sustainable materials and “green” manufacturing.


Congrats winner Bryan Howell! The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is donating a gift basket that includes a water bottle, long sleeve American Eagle SCA t-shirt, and bag. The SCA is America’s conservation corps whose members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in all 50 states.


Sue Crowe, American Trails staff member, is donating two of her precious hand-painted portraits on rock. The winners get to select a photo of their choice of a beloved pet. Sue's art proceeds benefit special medical need shelter animals.


REI is donating five backpacking bundles. Each bundle includes an REI Co-op Passage 2 tent with footprint, REI Co-op Stratus Insulated Air sleeping pad (long), and REI Co-op Trailbreak 30 sleeping bag (long). Colors may vary based on availability. At REI, they believe that a life outdoors is a life well lived. They’ve been sharing their passion for the outdoors since 1938. The winner of these bundles also receives an American Trails swag bag that includes a Klean Kanteen water bottle, Trail Boss mug, two ChicoBags, Trail Tales book, stickers, and coaster.


Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is graciously donating three Hydroflask packs. These packs will serve as the gift “bags” that will include smaller donations from other donors to make for some awesome bigger gift bag giveaways. At RTC, they are building a nation connected by trails. They reimagine public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to walk, bike, and be active outdoors.


Presto Geosystems is donating ten of each of their beanies and HiBeam LED 3-Click Illumination baseball caps with one of each included in ten of our gift bags (aka baskets) along with other donor goodies. Presto Geosystems is a leading manufacturer of high-quality soil stabilization and porous pavement products.


The Partnership for the National Trails System is donating one free registration to their virtual conference. This year the National Trails Workshop will take place virtually from November 1-4, 2021, and will bring together and help strengthen the National Trails System with timely and intriguing sessions focused on conserving trail lands, collaboration and engagement, and strengthening organizations and partnerships. Sessions will cover topics such as the Rethink Outside shared narrative, emerging land conservation policy, advancing land conservation on trails, Corps programs, moving beyond land acknowledgments, ethical storytelling, and more.


Pannier is donating a gift basket full of swag including a Champion hooded sweatshirt and t-shirt, Chino cap, beanie, and Nike golf balls. Pannier is the leading manufacturer of outdoor signs, panels, exhibit bases and frames, used in a full range of applications— from interpretive panels to historical signs to custom durable signage.


Outdoorly is donating three Klean Kanteen travel mugs. Three lucky winners will get them included in our gift bags (aka baskets) along with other donor goodies. Outdoorly is offering American Trails members access to an exclusive online marketplace for outdoor leaders that grants substantial discounts on 100+ top brands (up to 60% off).


Osa Graphics is donating various trail/outdoor themed t-shirts, tote bags, drawstring backpacks, and hat. Thirty lucky winners will win one of these items, along with a book in one of our daily book giveaways for those that follow us on social media.


Oregon Trails Coalition is donating a print copy of their bound, full color, "Ready, Set, Plan!? Introductory Guide to Trail Planning and Development" book. One lucky winner will win this book in our daily book giveaways for those that follow us on social media. The Oregon Trails Coalition is from all corners of Oregon, from all walks of life. They are volunteers, professionals, and trails enthusiasts of all types.


Avenza Maps Pro is donating a one-year Avenza Maps Pro Subscription as a giveaway to a lucky winner which allows them access to all the Pro mapping features. Avenza Maps is designed for individuals, organizations, governments, and academic institutions around the world that need advanced mobile GIS capabilities in the field. Avenza Maps has more than a million maps in its Map Store and has offline mapping capabilities suitable for hiking and outdoor adventures.


Buncombe County Parks is donating a gift basket that includes a rope sling bag, sports bottle, first aid kit, compass, inflatable beach ball, lanyard, stickers, and pens. Buncombe County Parks is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.


Roy Wiel and Mary Shaw have donated twenty copies of their book “FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania" book. Twenty lucky winners will win this book in our daily book giveaways for those that follow us on social media. "FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania" is a guidebook to easy traffic-free bicycling and walking trails in Pennsylvania west of US219. If you like to bicycle but you don't like to ride in automobile traffic or on rough, steep, undeveloped trails, this book is for you. If you like to walk on wide smooth gentle paths, this book is for you. You will find trails for short family outings and trails for multi-day touring.


Congratulations winner Mike Wasilco! Interpretive GRAPHICS and EnviroSIGNS are donating the layout design and preparation of production-ready digital files for one interpretive sign up to 24” x 36”. Sign text and high-resolution images are to be provided to Interpretive GRAPHICS and EnviroSIGNS. PDF files will be provided for review and approval. Interpretive GRAPHICS and EnviroSIGNS combined forces in 2017, bringing together services and products unique to each. They develop interpretive, educational, identification, wayfinding, historical, and commemorative signage. Their services include content development, illustration, graphic design, fabrication, mountings, and installation.


Greening Youth Foundation is donating a Columbia pack and Hydroflask water cup. Greening Youth Foundation’s mission is to engage under-represented youth and young adults, while connecting them to the outdoors and careers in conservation.


Flying Compass owner, Lynn Fuhler, is donating her marketing skills via one series of discovery sessions (valued at $1,500), as well as two of her books on organizing festivals and events (valued at $32). Flying Compass assists nonprofits and quasi-government agencies – their organizational management and leadership – through their coaching, project management, and product development services.


Eco-Counter is donating ten pairs of socks that will be included in ten of our gift bags (aka baskets) along with other donor goodies. With over 15 years of experience, Eco-Counter is the global leader in pedestrian and cyclist counting solutions.


Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College is donating ten sets of their own goodies that will be included in ten of our gift bags (aka baskets) along with other donor goodies. They are donating ten sets of pub glasses, t-shirts, hats, and stickers. Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College is the first community college program of its kind in the United States. Trail design and layout, construction, maintenance, and management skills are the core focus. TRAILS is an acronym for “Trail Recreation and Adventure Institute for Leadership and Service.”


Drankful is donating their new innovative Stealth Vest (valued at $169), Drankful Mountain Bike Waist Pack (valued at $119), and Drankful Running Waist Pack (valued at $49). These packs will serve as the gift “bags” that will include smaller donations from other donors to make for some awesome bigger gift bag giveaways. Breeze through your next adventure quickly and comfortably while your water stays virtually undetected on your back. Learn more at their kickstarter that ends September 2: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/drankfulstealth/the-stealth-hydration-pack.


Dog Threads is donating one matching flannel set for one lucky winner and their four-legged friend. Dog Threads provides matching threads for pets and owners! Every dog deserves to live a happy and healthy life, which is why they donate 2% of every sale to nonprofit animal rescues to assist in their life saving efforts.


Miami Conservancy District (MCD) is donating a goodie bag with stuff from their region: stainless steel beer cups, plastic utensil set with carabiner clip, drinking bottom with shaker, rain gauge, highlighter, coaster, and bag. MCD is all about water. Protecting. Preserving. Promoting. MCD is not just about flood protection. They understand that rivers are outdoor playgrounds. MCD is working to bring more and more people to the river.


Pulaski Users Group is donating a variety of caps in four different styles that will be included in ten of our gift bags (aka baskets) along with other donor goodies. The styles range from the trucker-style caps to the wicking style caps to the UPF 50+ caps in appealing colors. The Pulaski Users Group organizes volunteer trips focused on trail maintenance, trail reclamation, and invasive species monitoring. Volunteers receive related training which equips them with the skills and knowledge to complete a variety of trail restoration projects.


Rincon Consultants, Inc. is donating a certificate valid for two adult roundtrip tickets for Island Packer Cruises out of Ventura Harbor to Santa Cruz Island Channel Islands National Park. The certificate is for the cross channel passage to Scorpion Harbor on Santa Cruz Island in the morning, and a return to Ventura Harbor in the late afternoon. It does not include travel to Ventura, California. Link to more details: Island Packers: https://reserve.islandpackers.com/; Channel Islands National Park: https://www.nps.gov/chis/index.htm; Ventura, California: https://visitventuraca.com/. Terms: Trip is available year round. No expiration, but if booking after six months, we advise you to contact Island Packers to confirm. Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary environmental sciences, planning, and engineering consulting firm that provides quality professional services to government and industry.


American Trails is donating the following swag to 19 gift bags/baskets from the winners of the bags/packs from Drankful, Terrabilt (REI packs), and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (Hydroflask), as well as the five different backpacking bundles from REI. The swag includes a Trail Boss mug, two ChicoBags, Klean Kanteen water bottle, Trail Tales book, stickers, and coaster.


One lucky winner will also win the BIG basket giveaway that includes the above mentioned swag, as well as an America the Beautiful National Park Pass (value $80), a variety of trail snacks, coffee, an American Trails membership, and registration to the 2023 International Trails Symposium & Training Institute.


Published August 2021

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