Wednesday, May 18, 2011
2011 National Walk in the Woods Day
National Walk in the Woods day (May 21, 2011) will take place in state and city parks as well as private forests and tree farms across the nation.
The American Forest Foundation created National Walk in the Woods day to inspire families to discover a forest and learn about its importance by taking “walk in the woods.”
National Walk in the Woods day is part of "Celebrate Forests, Celebrate Life," a comprehensive collection of events and resources to educate and inform the public on nationwide celebrations of forests. The project is a cooperative effort by The National Association of State Foresters and the US Forest Service.
The day is just one of many events to be held in connection with the 2011 International Year of Forests. Designated by the United Nations General Assembly, the International Year of Forests is designed to raise awareness of sustainable forest management and forest conservation.