NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 14, 2017 – A little behind schedule, but the BOS proclaimed June 3 as National Trails Day and posed for a photo with members of the Bear Yuba Land Trust yesterday.

The unanimously adopted resolution reads:

“WHEREAS, each year in conjunction with the American Hiking Society and Bear Yuba Land Trust, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Nevada joins communities across the nation in recognizing “National Trails Day” and the local event, “Celebration of Trails” as a time to reaffirm our commitment to the value of local recreation trails and the natural beauty of the landscape those trails traverse; and

WHEREAS, hundreds of thousands of trail enthusiasts are expected to participate in a wide variety of activities on public trails at more than one thousand nationally sanctioned Trails Day events across the nation; and

WHEREAS, access to trails supports the mission of the County of Nevada Planning and Health Departments to provide for the health, wellbeing and recreation opportunities for the citizens of Nevada County; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Nevada recognizes the value of collaborative partnerships with public and private agencies to support the ongoing construction and maintenance of trail networks throughout the community; and

WHEREAS, trails and associated greenways can provide wildlife habitat and wildlife migration corridors, places of rich native plant diversity, tell the story of the region’s historic and cultural legacy as well as provide opportunities for outdoor education; and

WHEREAS, trail activities bring together friends, neighbors and family, enhance quality of life, boost tourism, build community and stimulate economic development in Nevada County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Board of Supervisors of the County of Nevada does hereby proclaim June 3, 2017 as “Celebration of Trails” day in Nevada County in conjunction with American Hiking Society’s “National Trails Day.” In recognition of “Celebration of Trails” the Board urges all citizens to seek out their favorite trails and to discover, enjoy the beauty of, learn about and celebrate these trails while participating in educational exhibits and trail work projects.”