Take a Hike and Reduce Litter

Virtually join the Student Conservation Association, in partnership with AllTrails, in a nature hike and reduce litter. Connect to your local trails as SCA guides you through social distancing best practices and litter abatement how-to. Make a difference with us, while practicing safe social distancing procedures!
Come on a virtual hike with SCA by watching the video modules below (originally created to celebrate Earth Day).

Social Distancing Best Practices:

  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike, or hike.
  • Warn other trail users of your presence, and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell, or horn.



Why is litter abatement needed on the trails?

Litter abatement is important to keep trails accessible and safe for everyone to use. During this difficult time, getting outdoors can be a fun activity so keeping your trails clean is important for you and your community. Make sure to follow Jack Recycle’s guidance and stay at least six feet from everyone! 

Does being outside help my health? 

Spending time out in nature can be revitalizing and helps to provide a sense of belonging. Whether it’s going out on a litter abatement hike or spending some time walking your dog, getting outdoors can help improve your health and the health of our planet.  
You can support your community by taking a hike and reducing litter in your neighborhood. Share your nature observations with us at #SCAConserve.

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Student Conservation Association