Interior Announces Ten New National Trails

Secretary Haaland invites Americans to the outdoors.

In honor of National Trails Day, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced on Friday that the president’s administration will add 10 new national recreation trails to the National Trails System. The new additions stretch more than a cumulative 160 miles stretched end to end. Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming each got one new trail with Alabama having three trails added to the Trail System.

Secretary Haaland framed the new outdoor recreation in light of the improving conditions of the COVID-19 Pandemic saying, “As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and our nation takes a collective and cautious sigh of relief, we need recreational resources now more than ever to strengthen physical, social and mental health across our country.” The Interior secretary added, ”This National Trails Day, I hope everyone finds time to enjoy the great outdoors.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to guide the National Park Service as they maintain the National Trail System.
  • That Secretary Haaland would be used by the Lord to lead the Interior Department effectively. 
  • For U.S. citizens to utilize, benefit from, and appreciate the beauty of God’s creation through access to the trails. 

Sources: Department of the Interior


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