Registration Now Open for Hike the Hill 2020

December 13th, 2019


Now in its 23rd year, Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between the Partnership for the National Trails Systemand the American Hiking Society aimed at increasing congressional and federal agency leader awareness of funding and other needs that sustain the National Trails System.

Each February, trail partners and organizations from across the nation head to Washington,…[Read More]

November 2019 Newsletter

December 10th, 2019

News of the past month and what’s ahead
In this edition:

  • Congressional and Land & Water Conservation Fund Updates
  • Upcoming Webinar: December 10th
  • Trail Town Program Survey Due December 6th
  • PNTS Relaunching Volunteer Coordinator Working Group: December 17th
  • Fall Issue of Pathways Across America
  • Save the Date for Hike the Hill: February 8-13, 2020
  • National Trails Workshops Announced: May and October 2020
  • Funding,
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David Wagner Awarded French National Order of Merit

October 21st, 2019

The French National Order of Merit was established by General de Gaulle in 1963. It is awarded in recognition of distinguished military or civil achievements.  Foreign Nationals can be received into the order for their contribution to France in many fields such as – for David Wagner – culture and arts.

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Honoring David Wagner on August 18, 2019

August 19th, 2019

Dear Rocky,

I personally thank you and your family for a very meaningful and heartfelt afternoon celebrating your brother David, and David’s lifetime of artwork depicting the American Revolution and the events along the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route. His paintings serve as a visual documentary that led to the momentous birth of the United States. His many murals that grace the halls of all manner of public buildings are an enduring reminder of these important beginnings….[Read More]

Highlights from the 2019 Teacher Institute

August 15th, 2019

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It’s hard to believe that the 19th Annual National Teacher Institute has come and gone. The three and a half days that we spend each summer with some of the best K-12 educators in the world are both rewarding and invigorating. This gathering of nearly 200 educators from 35 states is a heartening experience. In a time when it seems that more-and-more schools are placing less of an emphasis on history and social studies,