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A new home for American Trails

From the Spring 2002 edition of Trail Tracks, the national newsletter of American Trails

By Pam Gluck

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The view from our new American Trails office in Redding, California, features 14,162-foot Mt. Shasta. It's a constantly inspiring sight as we talk with people all over America about trails.

We feel it will benefit American Trails to be in this progressive community, and be part of the many recreation and open space efforts underway. Our office space has also expanded to enable us to bring in local volunteers who have expressed an interest in our work.

We are really pleased with the progress on the National Trails Symposium. This has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my job, and the enthusiasm of our friends in Florida is contagious. They have made a huge commitment and we expect this Symposium to have the best programs and field trips ever.

The other projects of American Trails are going well, and we appreciate the support of so many organizations, agencies, and individuals on several important projects:

If you're not already a member, we would love to have you join American Trails at this exciting time for trails and greenways!

Terry Whaley of Missouri Joins American Trails Board

We welcome Terry Whaley to the American Trails Board of Directors. Terry is with Ozark Greenways, Inc. in Springfield Missouri. The mission of Ozark Greenways is "Enhancing and Preserving the Ozark Natural Heritage for Public Use and Enjoyment."

As Executive Director since 1995 Terry's duties include promotion and education on linear parks, greenways, and trails. He is responsible for fund raising, acquisition of easements, trail design, trail development, and creating a land trust committee to work in preserving open space in Greene County.

Terry has served as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Fenton, Missouri, in St. Louis County. A 1980 graduate of Southwest Missouri State University, he holds a BS degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies. Terry presently enjoys teaching an outdoor education class within the recreation curriculum at SMSU. He and his wife Jeannene have one daughter, 17, and live in Springfield, Missouri. Recreation activities include canoeing, rafting, hiking and backpacking, bicycling, cross country skiing and work.

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