Happy Holidays from Clean Trails – December Newsletter

Trail Talk

November 2016


Photo: Instagram/cleantrails

What if everyone picked up just one piece of litter?

Thanks for your support!

In this issue you’ll find a bit about what we’ve been up to, ways you can get involved, and some interesting articles.

We hope you enjoy!

Join the conversation on twitter @cleantrails!


Adopt your favorite trail with a friend.

It’s easy and

we’ll show you the way!

Adopt a Trail


Photo: Instagram/cleantrails

It’s never too early to keep the land you love litter free. Adopt a trail today!

There are three simple rules:

1. Pick your trail & let us know

2. Do a monthly spotter & catcher sweep

3. Have fun

Adopt a Trail

Glow-in-the-Dark Solar Powered Bicycle Path Unveiled in Poland
Inspired by Studio Roosegaarde’s Staary Night Bike Lane in the Netherlands, this luminous blue strip makes cycling an even more eco-friendly way to travel.

Bored Panda article by James Gould-Bourn

Photograph Courtesy of BoredPanda.com

Reservoirs: a Major Source of Global Greenhouse Gasses?

The Washington Post article by Chris Mooney

Around the world, countries have been working to get their greenhouse gas emissions under control. But a new study shows there could be even more greenhouse gasses going into the atmosphere than we originally thought. Learn more here:

Watch how Greenhouse Gas behaves in the Atmosphere

Photo by Peter Klaunzer Video Link Courtesy of The Washington Post

“Life Sucks in Bear Country!”

Grizzly Bear Attacks Montana Man

On October 1st, Todd Orr of Bozeman Montana, was attacked by a Bear while hiking in familiar mountain terrain. Before going to the hospital, he posted a video of his injuries on Facebook and the video went viral. Just in case you missed it:

Read the CBS article and Watch the video here

Photo and Video By Todd Orr/Facebook

Volunteer Spotlight:

Joe Forish

Meet Joe and the Clean Trails Team

We all want to keep our outdoors looking great!

Clean Trails is an all-volunteer organization that aims to increase community involvement through education and action. Our team consists of many talented people, all dedicated to contributing their skills and passions toward a grass-roots effort.

This month, we recognize Joe Forish, our strategy and fundraising expert from New York, NY. Joe grew up in the Pocono Mountains and developed an appreciation for the outdoors at a very young age. Now he works as an equity analyst in Manhattan and enjoys getting outdoors every chance he can. His personal mission is to raise awareness among fellow hikers, so that they too understand the benefits of picking up litter while out on the trail.

There are dozens of ways you can get involved too!

Please contact us to learn more.


Clean Trails is a charitable 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that promotes harmony with the land by encouraging stewardship and providing mechanisms to keep the trail systems that lead to our wild spaces litter-free.

Thanks for Joining Us!


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