Making Great Trail Experiences Possible

December 09, 2019
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Making Great Trail Experiences Possible


We asked our supporters to be part of the global giving movement surrounding #GivingTuesday–and the response was incredible! We challenged our friends, partners, and the greater community to show their support during our #TrailsGiving Week, Nov. 26 through Dec. 3. Thanks to your generosity, $28,645 was raised and then doubled by one of our long-time donors during our #TrailsGiving Week campaign. That's right—we surpassed our $25,000 goal, which motivated our donor to also double that extra $3,645 you so kindly donated. That means you helped raise a total of $57,290 that will go towards ensuring your favorite trails and parks are open, safe, and protected! It’s amazing what we can accomplish as a Trail Family!

In the spirit of the season, a generous donor extended this matching period through the end of 2019 to create our December Challenge. Through Dec. 31, 2019, your gift is doubled, meaning $50 automatically turns into $100. Give today!

With increasing stress on our parks and trails due to unprecedented usage, invasive species, development, and weather-related damage, now more than ever, the work of the Trail Conference is needed. And that means your support is needed.

Your gift to the Trail Conference buys safety gear for our volunteers. It also allows us to provide training to our newest volunteers. It helps our crews build bridges on that trail and remove invasive plants from its corridor, protecting its ecology. Your gift enables our volunteers to create maps for visitors to get to the trail and hike it safely. All that, in turn, empowers you to reap the restorative benefits of nature. That’s worth a few dollars, isn’t it? In our minds, it’s priceless. And that’s why we do this work.

So how much are your trail experiences worth? Let your generosity be your guide. Please donate to the Trail Conference now. Do your part to ensure your favorite trails and parks are cared for and protected—today, for the next 100 years, and beyond.