We envision a future where every community has equitable access to nature. Across the country, local trails connect people to nature, recreation, schools, workplaces, and their broader neighborhood.
That’s why, with your advocacy, we are working tirelessly to plan, design, and create trails across the country. With careful planning and local collaboration, we will establish new trails in 50 communities by 2025, creating or connecting 1,000 miles of trails and greenways.
While much of this vital work is happening in communities across the country, some of it is also taking place in Washington, D.C. Congress is considering three bills that will expand our country’s trails and access to nature — the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Advancement Act (S.1222/H.R.2551), the Continental Divide Trail Completion Act (H.R.5118), and the Transportation Alternatives Enhancement Act (H.R.463).
You can help connect people to nature and to each other: transform the future of our trails by sending a letter to your members of Congress today in support of these three bills.
RE: Support America’s trails
To [Decision Maker],
As an avid supporter of public lands and your constituent, I urge you to support the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Advancement Act (S.1222/H.R.2551), the Continental Divide Trail Completion Act (H.R.5118), and the Transportation Alternatives Enhancement Act (H.R.463) to enhance America’s trails and access to nature.
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail Advancement Act will resolve user conflicts along the trail, while extending wilderness protections to the recently acquired lands surrounding Camp Tracy. The Continental Divide Trail Completion Act directs the federal government to complete the proposed trail route, and the Transportation Alternatives Enhancement Act will support trails all across the country through an increased investment in walking and biking trails.
Every community should have equitable access to urban, suburban, and rural trails that connect people to nature, schools, recreation, workplaces, and their broader neighborhood. Therefore, I urge you to support these bills today to secure the future of trails that our communities need.