National Trails Day
Saturday, June 6, 2015
National Trails Day is held the first Saturday of each June. This nationwide event draws people together to celebrate trails and complete trail work projects. The improvements to our public lands accomplished through National Trails Day contribute to the long-term health and maintenance of these lands and trails.
This year BLM seeks volunteers to help protect Anchorage from wildfire by removing brush and new growth from a shaded fuel break near popular recreation trails on Campbell Tract. Other volunteers will spruce up the gardens and grounds of the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center. All tools provided. Please wear sturdy footwear and work gloves.
- Register at 8:30 a.m.
- Outdoor projects start at 9 a.m.
- Free pizza luncheon for all volunteers!
Some sixty volunteers joined us to celebrate National Trails Day 2014 on Campbell Tract. Work included spreading 84 tons of gravel on an 800-foot section of the Airstrip Trail; revegetating the old airstrip access trail that connected the Campbell Airstrip Bridge with the top of the airstrip with more than 280 spruce trees, alder, willow, prickly rose plants, and grass seed; aerating and reseeding our activity fields; and completing a variety of gardening projects around the Science Center.
All volunteers were treated to a pizza lunch after the work was completed, compliments of the Friends of the Campbell Creek Science Center. Participants also enjoyed a live peregrine falcon presentation by Bird Treatment and Learning Center after lunch and many stayed for a BLM bear spray use clinic afterwards.
Special thanks to the Friends of the Campbell Creek Science Center for providing the luncheon and to all the area businesses and organizations that donated door prizes for our hardworking volunteers!
Thank you to everyone who made this event a big success!
Please plan to join us on National Trails Day 2015!