Thousands of volunteers will join work parties Saturday nationwide to celebrate the 23rd annual National Trails Day.
More than 2,000 events will take place around the country, including here in the South Sound at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Tumwater Hill Park and the West Fork Humptulips Trail.
Organized by the American Hiking Society the first Saturday of June, the event is a celebration of the nation’s trail system. Volunteers gather to help improve trails, clean up after winter storms and prepare paths for the busy summer season.
The work parties are organized by communities, park districts, trail advocacy groups and individuals. There will be close to 70 events taking place across the state.
Here is a look at some of the South Sound activities:
Tools, equipment, snacks, water and materials will be provided. Volunteers are urged to carpool and should dress appropriately for the weather.
Participants of all ages and abilities should meet at Owen Beach at 9 a.m. Groups of three or more people should register in advance so organizers can plan for the day. Get more details or register by contacting Richard Madison at 253-202-5978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.