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The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. to host June 7 'Hike Across the Prairie' as part of American Hiking Society's National Trails Day® 2014
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Jun 5, 2014
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PLANO, TEXAS --  American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® will bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 7, 2014, for the 22nd annual celebration of America's magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers. More than 2,000 nationwide events will take place including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running, trail celebrations and more.

The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. will host a "Hike Across the Prairie" event to celebrate National Trails Day®. The event will be held at Plano's Oak Point Park, which is located at 5901 Los Rios Blvd. in Plano. The hike will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

"We invite everyone to join us for “Hike Across the Prairie” at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. This hike will include a tour the Conservancy's informative wayside signage, which is located along the trails throughout the preserve," said The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. Co-Director Jeffrey Campbell of McKinney. "These signs tell the story of the native plants in the area, and also about the history of this Blackland Prairie, which included farming and pioneer life. The route includes views of the prairie, pecan trees and a duck pond. We may also see rabbits, squirrels and the occasional armadillo."

The event is free and open to the public.  Guests should park in the main parking lot located on Los Rios Boulevard in Plano. Group hike members will meet at the trail head that begins at that parking lot.

A long-standing celebration of America's magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers, National Trails Day® (NTD) is celebrated in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. 

For more information about the "Hike Across the Prairie" event, please call 972.941.2117, visit www.PlanoConservancy.org or email jcampbell@planoconservancy.org

About The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc:  The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., a Texas corporation 501 (c)(3) non-profit, is an organization dedicated to promote civic pride in the past, to increase preservation awareness through education and public outreach, and to provide financial assistance to protect and preserve our heritage resources for this and future generations. For more information, please visit www.PlanoConservancy.org or call 972-941-2117.

About National Trails Day: American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is a nationally recognized trail awareness program that occurs annually on the first Saturday of June and inspires the public to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities, clinics, and trail stewardship projects.  National Trails Day® is a registered trademark of American Hiking Society.

About the American Hiking Society: Founded in 1976, American Hiking Society is the only national, recreation-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s hiking trails, their surrounding natural areas and the hiking experience. 

To learn more about American Hiking Society and its mission and programs, visit www.AmericanHiking.org or call (301) 565-6704.