The Tennessee Valley Authority is inviting the public to celebrate National Trails Day 2019 with several events. Every year on the first Saturday in June, hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. get together to celebrate National Trails Day. This year it will be observed on Saturday, June 1, and is sponsored by the American Hiking Society.
“We look forward to participating in National Trails Day every year because it’s a great opportunity for people to discover TVA trails and recreation destinations, and to deepen their appreciation for the outdoors,” said Bucky Edmondson, TVA’s director of Natural Resources. “TVA trails, including water trails, are tangible ways to show our commitment to environmental stewardship and economic growth as part of TVA’s mission of service to the Valley.”
TVA is kicking off its observation on June 1, with three volunteer trail maintenance events. The celebration will continue with additional trail maintenance events and invasive plant treatment through July. A complete listing of events and how to get involved is available at www.tva.gov/trailsday.
Because trail maintenance is important all year long, TVA is launching a new volunteer trail initiative called “Team up for Trails”, designed to empower volunteers to take their interest in trail maintenance to a new level. Find out more at www.tva.com/volunteer.
"TVA maintains more than 170 miles of trails across the Tennessee Valley, offering something for every hiker, biker and horseback rider," officials said. "With our guide map on TVA.com, finding the right one has never been easier. Find detailed trail descriptions, information on amenities, difficulty, distance, uses and any relevant notes to enhance the experience."