FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cassandra Johannsen, Centennial Coordinator, 870-449-4311
Buffalo National River and the Ozark Highlands Trail Association to Celebrate National Trails Day on June 4, 2016
On Saturday, June 4, Buffalo National River and the Ozarks Highlands Trail Association (OHTA) will be partnering to celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® ! This annual event is meant to introduce hikers, new and experienced alike, to local trails and public lands. This day is also intended to connect people with an interest in public lands to hiking and trail organizations.
In honor of National Trails Day, Buffalo National River will launch the new “Adopt A Trail” program at 10 am in the Tyler Bend Pavilion. Come learn how you can adopt a park trail and help the park care for it. Then join the rangers for a guided hike and learn about other Centennial events happening in the park this year. Bring a sack lunch and eat with us in the Tyler Bend Pavilion afterwards.
After lunch the OHTA will go to Grinders Ferry and dedicate a wooden foot bridge on the Buffalo River Trail. Following the dedication the Little Buffalo River Band will play back at the Tyler Bend Pavilion starting at 2 pm. This will be followed by a BBQ dinner and guitar picking that evening. All are welcome to join!
For more information on the day’s events and to RSVP for dinner please visit www.nps.gov/buff and click on our Centennial Events page. To learn more about the Ozark Highlands Trail Association visit www. http://ozarkhighlandstrail.com. For additional information on the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® visit www.americanhiking.org.
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.