Our featured charity this month is the American Hiking Society. Founded in 1976, it’s the only national organization that promotes and protects foot trails, the natural areas surrounding them and the hiking experience.
Hiking has long been an important outdoor activity, whether as a means of exploration, exercise or reflection. The act of setting foot down a path through natural areas provides unparalleled opportunities to build the human spirit, improve physical fitness and increase environmental awareness. Hiking offers all Americans a healthy, enjoyable and relatively simple way to deepen their connections to nature, people and place.
AHS champions conservation issues, builds public and private partnerships, supports volunteer stewardship, and provides critical resources to help plan, fund, and develop trails.
Since 1976, American Hiking Society has worked with Congress, federal agencies, and many recreation and conservation partners on policy issues and legislation to ensure funding for trails, preservation of natural areas, and protection of the hiking experience.
Mark your calendar for National Trails Day on June 2, 2018! This is another one of several successful events the American Hiking Society supports!
Find out more about the American Hiking Society and how you can get involved here.