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Media Advisory



Dep. Secretary Hayes, Senator Durbin in Chicago to Announce the 2011 Designations of 41 New National Recreation Trails


Lake Michigan Water Trail to Join National Network


05/31/2011

Contact: Jordan Montoya (DOI) 202-208-6416
Diane Banta (NPS) 708-280-3890
Christina Angarola (Sen. Durbin) 312-353-4623

The National Recreation Trail designations recognize existing trails and trail systems that link communities to recreational opportunities on public lands and in local parks across the nation.

This year’s 41 trails join a network of more than 1,100 previously designated trails that total more than 13,000 miles across the country.

WHO: 
David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator
Michael Reynolds, National Park Service Regional Director
WHAT:
Announcement of the designations of 41 new National Recreation Trails
WHEN:
Thursday, June 2, 2011; 10:00 a.m. CDT
WHERE:
Northerly Island
1400 S. Lynn White Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
RSVP:
News organizations are invited to attend and interview opportunities are available.
Media interested in attending must RSVP to diane_banta@nps.gov or call (708) 280-3890


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