Giving Back to the Trail and Building Community During National Trails Day®

Discover how your organization and trail(s) can take advantage of National Trails Day®.

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March 07, 2024

10:00 AM to 10:25 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 11:25 AM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 12:25 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 01:25 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


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Webinar Outline

This webinar only qualifies for 0.25 AICP CM.

Join us to learn more about American Hiking Society's 32nd annual National Trails Day®, a day of service for hometown trails and those who love them. We'll discuss National Trails Day® basics, including what National Trails Day® is, how to celebrate, register your event, find event host resources, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what is National Trails Day®
  • Learn why to plan an event & how to register an event
  • Discover resources available for event hosts
  • Explore types of National Trails Day® events (i.e. trail clean ups, trail stewardship projects, group hikes, etc.)

Webinar Resources

  • American Hiking Society website
  • National Trails Day® page
  • Host a National Trails Day® page
  • Find an Event page
  • Event Host Guide (pdf)
  • American Trails Webinar February 16, 2023: Engage More People, Build New Partnerships, and Raise Awareness of Your Trail by Leveraging National Trails Day®
  • American Trails Webinar May 5, 2022: Increasing Community Engagement on Local Trails During National Trails Day®

    Webinar Partners


    Maggie Peikon, Manager of Communications, American Hiking Society
    Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Area, North Carolina

    Maggie joined American Hiking in 2022 and has worked in the outdoor, travel, and wellness/lifestyle space for over a decade as a writer and social media strategist. A born and raised east-coaster but a mountain girl at heart, Maggie has enjoyed living on the East Coast and in the Mountain West and is currently based in North Carolina.

    When she's not mulling over content strategies, you'll likely find Maggie hiking with her husband and dog, paddle boarding, or tending to her garden. As a long-time vegan, she's especially proud of her homegrown vegetable and fruit harvests.


    Ann Young, Programs Support Coordinator, American Hiking Society
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Ann joined American Hiking Society in 2023.

    She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a focus on Conservation Biology and Ecology from Arizona State University. She is pursuing an additional Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a minor in Classical Studies and Museum Studies at Indiana University. She loves exploring how the arts have shaped how we connect with and protect the environment.

    Ann grew up outside of Dallas, Texas, but resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and three pets. When she isn't working or in school, you can find Ann picking up litter, hiking, skateboarding, or reading.


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    American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

    • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
    • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) (most HSW approved)
    • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
    • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

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