Come on out and help keep the existing trails open!!

Hi everyone,

June 7th 2008 is National Trails Day which is the signature event inspired by The American Hiking Society. They too seek to inspire the public and trail enthusiasts to discover, learn about and celebrate trails. In conjunction with Eastern Mountain Sports, a corporate sponsor of The American Hiking Society, we would like to promote an event which will include instructional work shops, trail work projects, and of course hiking and having fun!

Here are the details to register for this event:

When: June 7th (Saturday) 2008
8:45am - 1PM *must sign a Governor Dick volunteer form on arrival to participate

Where: The Park at Governor Dick - Environmental Center
3283 Pinch Road
Mt. Gretna, PA


What to bring: Supply of water and snacks- hydration pack is best
Heavy gloves
Hiking shoes
Tools for trail corridor clearance (hand saw/loppers/folding saw)*if you have
Bug repellant and sun block lotion
*emergency essentials (personal medications, such as a bee sting kit)

Work Objective: Corridor clearance to open up trail sight lines; removal of invasives (barberry, wild rose bush, picker bushes); removal of debris from trails; general trail improvements in some select areas if time allows

Additional tools: provided by The Susquehanna Area Mountain Biking Association (SAMBA)

Please R.S.V.P by: June 5th via email or phone (717) 964-3808
*please, please rsvp so we can plan accordingly - Thanks!!

Email contacts: [email protected] Desiree McElheny: Trail Coordinator for Governor
Dick/SAMBA member/Governor Dick volunteer
[email protected] Adam Reed - Eastern Mountain Sports Outreach

Please join us to celebrate National Trails Day and enjoy the many trails at Governor Dick which encourages the multi-use trail concept. All types of outdoor enthusiasts encouraged to participate so we can make the trails enjoyable for everyone!

Desiree J. Oliveri-McElheny
AKA. 'Mountain Biking Duchess of Ellsworth'