Locations Throughout Marin Slow and Say Hello 2018 Outposts Begin July 21

Test your trail etiquette knowledge and learn how to tread lightly in our parks and open space preserves at Slow & Say Hello! trailhead outposts this summer. What’s a Slow and Say Hello! Outpost? Members of Trail Partners will set up a tent and information center at key locations to engage with hikers, bikers, walkers, runners and equestrians about trail safety and resource protection. Visitors are asked to take a short trail quiz with questions such as…

When a puddle spans the entire width of the trail, should you go through it or around it?
When you approach a horse and rider on the trial, on which side should you pass?
What issues do earbuds create?

You’ll have to come out to one of the outposts to learn the answers, and if you answer correctly (or make a good effort in trying), you’ll receive a gift, including Slow and Say Hello! socks, hats or tote bag! The questions always manage to spark a conversation and to make people think more about their impact on other trail users and the environment.

“We are excited to get all users to work together to create a safe experience!” said Mike Swezy, MMWD’s watershed manager.

Stop by and say hello between 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon at these locations and dates:

Saturday, July 21 – Lake Lagunitas
Sunday, August 12 – Rush Creek at Bridge near Marsh
Saturday, August 18 – Muir Beach (Dirt Fondo rest stop)
Sunday, September 9 – West Point Inn (Pancake Breakfast Day!)
Sunday, September 23 – Luiz Fire Road at Terra Linda Ridge
Saturday, October 20 – Mount Burdell

The program is managed by volunteers from Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Marin Horse Council, and Marin Conservation League and funded by Marin County Parks, the Parks Conservancy, MMWD and State Parks. Lean more about the Slow & Say Hello! campaign at www.safetrailsmarin.org

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