Trails Community Letter of Support for National Scenic Trails Parity Act S.2964

We are writing on behalf of the National Trails Community to express support for the National Scenic Trails Parity Act, S. 2964, (Parity Act) introduced by Senator Baldwin. We represent National Scenic and Historic Trail co-managing non-governmental organizations with extensive experience co-managing our National Scenic and Historic Trails with our agency partners in the federal and state governments and the millions of users and volunteers that recreate on and steward these trails.

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Statement in Support of America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022 (S. 3266) Sections

On behalf of American Hiking Society and the 57 million strong hiking community who enjoy the trails and green spaces in their communities, we write in support of the committee’s advancement of the America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022 (S. 3266), and the sections highlighted below, which will support hikers, trails, public lands, and the outdoors by expanding outdoor recreation access and bringing much needed improvements how the public accesses these spaces.

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Leave the Trails Community Better Then You Found It By Supporting Equitable Access to Trails

American Hiking Society's National Trails Day® June 4 2022 grassy trail aerial sunset

Take the next step of the National Trails Day Pledge by sending a message to your Members of Congress!

There’s something magical about being outdoors. Fresh air, birds singing, moving along a trail or even just around the block – there’s nothing quite like it. But today, those trails and public spaces are in dire need of help —and not everyone has access to these places that can calm and inspire. National Trails Day® is the perfect opportunity to call on Congress to pass the Transit to Trails Act to make sure everyone can enjoy the outdoors by reducing transportation barriers and increasing equitable access..

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Assumption of Risk and Release Form

I acknowledge that I understand that during my participation in a Volunteer Vacation or Alternative Break Trip, I may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in each Trip and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the Trip. These inherent risks and hazards may…

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AHS Leads Trail Community Efforts for Increased Federal Funding for Trails!

Year-round, AHS leads the trails community in coming together to call on Congress to fund our nation’s trails through annual appropriations. The timely and adequate funding of the government is essential in ensuring public lands and trails have the resources required to provide the recreation, health and wellness, economic, and multitude of other benefits that these places provide. Thankfully, we finally have a year-long funding bill that has become law!

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