National Trails Day Celebration Brings Work and Fun!

On Saturday, June 5, 2010, the Fairfax County Park Authority, members of the Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE), local officials and scores of volunteers gathered to mark the 18th annual National Trails Day and to break ground and begin work on new sustainable trails at Lake Fairfax Park. This workday and celebration was one of 1,500 events held nationwide.

Pictured from left to right are: trail volunteers and members of MORE, Doug Pew, Trails and Sidewalks Committee member (Hunter Mill District), Park Authority Board Member Frank Vajda (Mason District), Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Park Authority Board Chairman Bill Bouie, local scouts, Advocacy Chairman Frank Raiti, MORE and Park Authority Trail Manager Liz Cronauer.

Trail enthusiasts got to work on Phase 1 development of the Lake Fairfax Sustainable Natural Surface Trail System. This project will eventually add two miles of sustainable natural trail, two bridges and includes the reclamation of 1,200 linear feet of non-sustainable trail in Lake Fairfax Park.

Since 1993, National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society, has inspired thousands of individuals and community groups to take part in activities that promote healthy living, protect green space and instill an appreciation for trails. The Park Authority has more than 300 miles of trail in its care. For more information about local trails contact the Park Authority at 703-324-8702 or visit us online.

via Photo Gallery, Fairfax County Park Authority.

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