Parks represent a place we can all go to recreate, relax, or be inspired. From urban park excursions with our family to national park adventures in the backcountry, parks of all sizes help make us healthier, happier, and more fulfilled. Parks for All is our way of sharing the love we have for green spaces, and ensuring these special places get the attention and protection they deserve.
The best trails rely on great volunteers. Parks for All donated $25,000 to fund the PCTA’s Trail Skills College program, which provides stewardship education and training to the hundreds of volunteers who perform the major undertaking of the Pacific Crest Trail’s annual maintenance and reconstruction. To learn more, visit Trail Skills College.
Parks for All believes spending time in the outdoors leads to healthier, happier, and more fulfilled lives. The $30,000 grant to the Oregon State Parks Foundation’s Ticket2Ride program will provide the opportunity for elementary and middle school-aged children in minority and low- to moderate-income communities to use the state parks for experiential learning. Learn more about Ticket2Ride.
Education keeps trail users safe, informed, and, ultimately, enjoying their surroundings. By funding the $30,000 expansion of the Monson Visitor Center near the ATC’s northern terminus in Maine, Parks for All will enable thru-hikers and day hikers to receive the information needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable final section of the trail. Read more about the Monson Visitor Center.
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