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National Trails Day June 1st

National Trails Day June 1st

South Mountain, Boonsboro, MD -- South Mountain Recreation Area Rangers and Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) members invite trail lovers to join them in taking care of Maryland's section of the Appalachian Trail on June 1st in celebration of National Trails Day.
Volunteers will meet at Washington Monument State Park at 9 a.m. There is no age limit for participants but youth are asked to be supervised by a parent or guardian. The Appalachian Trail work areas include Washington Monument, Wolfsville Rd. and Turners Gap. Come out for a fun day of work and a complimentary meal afterwards. This event lasts until 3 PM, but participants are not required to stay the entire time.
Volunteers for this trail workday event will feel a sense of pride and accomplishment maintaining a portion of the 2,181-mile long Appalachian Trail. Expert trail caretakers from PATC and Maryland Park Service will provide direction. Volunteers are asked to wear clothes appropriate for trail work, gloves, and sturdy boots. Volunteers should bring water, trail snacks, insect repellant, and enthusiasm to make a difference in their State Parks.
This National Trails Day event is sponsored by the Trail House located in Frederick, Maryland and the PATC. PATC is an organization of volunteers that builds and maintains trail in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
For more information, call Ranger Chris Gleason-Smuck at 301-791-4656. Washington Monument State Park is located at 6620 Zittlestown Road in Middletown Maryland. RSVP e-mail:
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at

The South Mountain Recreation Area is a member of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, see:

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