On Saturday, June 2, 2012, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will be celebrating National Trails Day at Del Cerro Park, from 9:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. National Trails Day started in 1987 when President Ronald Regan’s Commission on the Americans Outdoors recommended that all Americans be able to go out their front doors and within fifteen minutes be on trails that would wind through their cities. That recommendation was dubbed “Trails for All Americans” and after years of public and private parties joining with the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day was launched in 1993. None of this would have been possible without the hundreds of volunteers that have made this day special throughout the country.
Here in our own neighborhood, we have the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy which is always looking for volunteers to come out and help maintain our hillsides and trails. With our large amount of open space, the need to replace native growth for our own local eco and wildlife systems must be maintained constantly.
This is a great opportunity to enjoy a guided nature walk, learn about the many volunteer trail projects in our area or enjoy a Equinox warm-up and heart pumping workout hike. Put on your hiking shoes and bring the family to enjoy nature and learn more about our local environment. In addition the hikes, there will be raffle prizes, treasure hunt, gifts and more.
Del Cerro Park is located at 2 Park Place, Rancho Palos Verdes. To learn more about the event call (310)541-7613, or visit www.pvplc.org
Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy