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Livingston Parks & Trails Committee Celebrates National Trails Day on June 6th.

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2020

LIVINGSTON PARKS & TRAILS COMMITTEE CELEBRATES
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY, JUNE 6

Committee invites residents to participate in Community Trail Cleanup Week, June 1-7

LIVINGSTON, Mont. – In celebration of National Trails Day on June 6, the Livingston Parks & Trails Committee urges city residents to discover and enjoy the community’s many local trails.

Our local trails are wonderful assets for this community,” said Jeanne-Marie Souvigney, chair of the Committee. “They have provided important opportunities for exercise and well-being during these difficult times of limited social interaction. This is a great time to recognize their importance.”

The Committee is sponsoring a Community Trail Cleanup the week of June 1 and invites residents to clean up a favorite local trail or park.

“This is a chance for residents to give back and show their appreciation for our local trails,” said Connor Cavigli, a member of the Committee. “We have some great Adopt-A-Trail groups and dedicated city staff but they can always use some help.”

During the week of June 1, residents can help by cleaning a trail or park of their choice. Trash bags will be available for pick up outside the Livingston Parks Dept. office at the back of the civic center. Filled bags should be left at a trailhead or near a trash can and the Parks Dept. will pick them up. Volunteers are reminded to wear gloves, bring a shovel or rake, stay safe and enjoy the trails.

The Committee also advises trail users that practicing simple trail etiquette will result in more enjoyable activities for everyone:
* Honor leash laws – they’re there for good reasons
* Stay on the designated trail to prevent erosion and avoid trespass of private property
* Pick up after your dog – and consider 2 for 1s: picking up nearby doggie drops
* Stay off muddy trails to avoid damage
* Share the trail and enjoy being outside!

Residents can visit the interactive Parks and Trails map on the Committee’s web site (http://www.livingstonmontana.org/…/parks_and_trails_commit…/) or download a copy of the new Livingston Parks & Trails Recreation map to locate local trails and parks. Maps are also available at city and county offices and other locations throughout Park County.

National Trails Day is celebrated the first Saturday in June to recognize the many recreational opportunities that trails offer and encourage residents to discover their local trails.

Residents can contact Committee members through the Committee’s web site at cityparkstrails@livingstonmontana.org.

CONTACT:
Jeanne-Marie Souvigney, Chair, Livingston Parks and Trails Committee,
406-581-8942 and (406) 222-0558

Connor Cavigli, 406-909-0609

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