How to Win Prizes During PlayCleanGo Week

We are smack in the middle of celebrating PlayCleanGo Awareness Week (June 1–8)! Last month, we shared some ways to take action during this week. Now we want you to take photos of the work you're doing to help stop the spread of invasive...

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Ways to Celebrate National Trails Day

American Hiking Society's National Trails Day is the biggest trail event of the year, one we always look forward to participating in and promoting. It unites people and encourages them to improve the trails and public lands we love to use. If National Trails Day snuck...

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The Best Ways to Celebrate PlayCleanGo Week

The first-ever PlayCleanGo Awareness Week will take place June 1–8, 2019! This means that if you still aren't sure about what PlayCleanGo is all about (though you should—we've been posting since November!), you will have an entire week to immerse yourself in PlayCleanGo principles, become an...

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Earth Day, Menasha Ridge Press

Unconventional Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! As publishers of outdoor recreation books, this day means a great deal to us. Without clean air, clean water, well-maintained trails, and public lands, we would have nowhere to enjoy and appreciate the great outdoors. Earth Day has been around for 49 years....

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PlayCleanGo, invasive species

A Love-Hate Relationship with Invasive Species

If you’re like me, you have a love-hate relationship with February. I love the excuse to give and eat lots of chocolate, but it can get to be a bit much. I love planning my summer trips, but hate having to wait for better weather...

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Appalachian Trail gift guide, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Menasha Ridge Press

The Best Appalachian Trail Gift Guide

The 2,19-mile Appalachian Trail has won over the hearts of hikers all over the world. And with over 3 million visitors a year, chances are you know someone whose life has been impacted by the white blaze. Whether they are a thru-hiker, a section hiker, a...

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#OptOutside

Why the #OptOutside Movement is Still Important

It's hard to believe that REI launched the #OptOutside movement only four years ago! It now seems like second nature for us to get out in nature on the Friday after Thanksgiving instead of participating in the craziness of Black Friday shopping. Rather than continuing to...

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