Outreach Slow and Say Hello Outpost 2020 Schedule Announced
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.
Phoenix Lake- Saturday, July 25
West Point Inn – Saturday, Aug. 8
Golden Gate Dairy (MCBC/NPS) – Aug 15
West Point Inn – Saturday, Aug. 29
Phoenix Lake- Saturday, Sept. 12
Rush Creek (MCOSD) – Sept 26
***All outposts will be set up from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm***
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteers engage with visitors, ask them a series of questions and give them freebies! The questions are designed to encourage a dialog about positive interactions among trail users and instill an appreciation for the unique plants and wildlife that make Marin such a rich bio-diverse destination. Click here to learn more about our Slow and Say Hello
Perks include a free Slow & Say Hello t-shirt and hat.