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[ft-l] American Hiking Society's PAPERLESS TRAIL -- October 2001

FYI.  Info from the American Hiking Society below.  With the President's
signature, the USDA Forest Service will be receiving $4 million to acquire
land for the FNST, and we will be able to expand our FNST construction
program in FY02.  Prospects for improving and completing the FNST have
never been better!

Also see below that if you are an AHS member you can get a 20% discount
online at Eastern Mountain Sports on October 26 and 27 (today and


Kent L. Wimmer, AICP
Florida National Scenic Trail Liaison
Florida Trail Association, Inc.
(850) 942-9376 (w)
(850) 942-9378 (fax)
(850) 386-8442 (h)
Mailing address:
USDA Forest Service
National Forests in Florida
325 John Knox Rd, F-100
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4160

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                    Michael Hechter                                                                                      
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                                               Subject:     American Hiking Society's PAPERLESS TRAIL -- October 2001    
                    10/25/2001 08:08 PM                                                                                  

American Hiking Society's PAPERLESS TRAIL for October 2001 includes:
1. Volunteer Vacations for 2002
2. Increased Funding for Trails
3. Winter Trails(tm) - FREE snowshoes for you
4. 2002 National Trails Fund - Money for your trail
5. 20% off Everything for AHS Members
6. Paperless Trail Info

1***** Volunteer Vacations *****1

"You can never really appreciate a wilderness trail until you have built
one."  -- past Volunteer Vacation participant

Now's your chance to feel that appreciation!  Volunteer Vacations are the
best way to give back to the trails you use and love.  In 2002 spend a week
on the trail in Arizona, Alaska, Washington and more.


2***** Increased Funding for Trails *****2

Thanks to all hikers who joined AHS in advocating for increased trail
funding. The recently approved Interior Appropriations bill included an
increase in funds for the improvement and maintenance of Forest Service
trails. Also, we celebrate the land acquisition funding from the Land and
Water Conservation Fund that will benefit several trails including the Ice
Age, Pacific Crest, Florida and Continental Divide National Scenic Trails.

3***** Winter Trails(tm) *****3

American Hiking Society invites you winter-hiking at the 6th Annual Winter
Trails. On January 19th and on the weekend of February 16-17th, try
snowshoeing for free while exploring your favorite trails in winter.

Learn the location of the events and how you can win a FREE pair of Atlas


4***** National Trails Fund *****4

Looking for some money to improve your trail?

Apply to American Hiking Society's National Trails Fund - the only national
grants program dedicated solely to hiking trails. Since 1998, AHS has
awarded nearly $200,000!   So if you are a non-profit organization with an
interest in hiking, you are eligible to receive an award. Projects
are for trail maintenance, constituency building, volunteer support, and
land acquisition.


5***** 20% off Everything *****5

As a member of American Hiking Society, you are entitled to receive 20% off
EVERYTHING at any Eastern Mountain Sports retail stores or on-line
<www.ems.com> on CLUB DAY -- October 26 - 27th.


6***** Paperless Trail Info *****6

You are receiving this email as a benefit of your membership in American
Hiking Society. You will receive one email update per month, containing
notifications of new or upcoming American Hiking Society programs.  If you
do not wish to receive this email, simply reply and type "unsubscribe AHS
members-only update."

American Hiking Society
1422 Fenwick Lane
Silver Spring MD 20910
Tel (301) 565-6704

American Hiking Society's 25th Anniversary
~ Making strides in the trails community since 1976 ~

And now, a word from our sponsors:
Volunteer Vacations is proudly supported by outdoor industry leaders:
GALYAN'S and BACKPACKER. Federal agency sponsors include USDA Forest
and the Bureau of Land Management.
Thank you to all American Hiking Society members.