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Sunday, June 20, 2021

AHS Suspends Promotion of National Trails Day

In its quest to be an “ever-stronger ally” and not to take space from the important discussions and protests around racism in America and, in particular, around police brutality, American Hiking Society has suspended its promotion of National Trails Day this year. The event was scheduled to take place this Saturday, June 6.

Instead, AHS said it will be taking allyship actions, including amplifying black voices in the outdoor community; sharing resources on racism in the outdoors that will link back to publications and content authored by people of color; and urging our supporters to call on Congress to pass legislation that provides equitable access to quality natural spaces for all.

“We thank our partners Athletic Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Popular Mechanics, and others who have supported this decision to re-focus our efforts where we feel they are needed most at this time,” said AHS.

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