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National Trails Day

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!

Two youth volunteers stand in the fuel break area with their loppers in hand.

National Trails Day 2015 Gets Lots of Work Done!

On June 6, more than fifty volunteers joined us to celebrate National Trails Day 2015 on Campbell Tract. Work included much needed maintenance on more than two miles of the fuel break that separates the Campbell Tract from Far North Bicentennial Park by removing approximately 3000 small trees that were growing inside the fuel break. Volunteers also completed a variety of gardening and grounds maintenance projects around the Science Center, including weeding, raking leaves and gravel, and spreading 12 wheelbarrows of gravel and 4 wheelbarrows of mulch around the Science Center grounds.

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 were able to stay after lunch for a BLM bear spray use clinic.

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!

 A pair of adults working in the fuel break pause with their loppers while one child continues to work and another displays the spruce he just removed.  A volunteer weeds the Science Center's Firewise Garden.

Please plan to join us on National Trails Day 2016!