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Maryland State Parks Celebrate National Trails Day June 2

Volunteers needed to help with Clean-ups

Family and friends working together to clean-up New Germany State Park.

Annapolis, Md. (May 30, 2012) — In celebration of National Trails Day, seven Maryland State Parks will be hosting trail-related cleanups and a variety of family-friendly activities on Saturday, June 2.

Park staff are seeking volunteers to help them clean and upgrade trails, install signage and remove invasive plants. Participants are invited to celebrate their hard work with fun outdoor activities, including guided hikes, geo-caching challenges and scavenger hunts.

National Trails Day occurs on the first Saturday of every June and encourages people of all ages to discover and enjoy America’s vast network of trails. Volunteers should wear clothes appropriate for trail work, gloves and sturdy boots and bring water, snacks, insect repellant and enthusiasm for making a difference in our State Parks. Participants should contact the State park directly to register and for additional details about each event.

Western Maryland:

  • Rocky Gap State Park – 301-722-1480
  • Cunningham Falls State Park – 301-271-7574
  • Deep Creek Lake State Park – 301-387-5563
  • New Germany State Park (also featuring evening campfire program) – 301-895-5453
  • South Mountain Recreation Area – 301-791-4767

Central Maryland:

  • Patapsco Valley State Park – 410-461-5005
  • Susquehanna State Park – 410-557-7994


   May 30, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov