Ways to Celebrate National Forest Week
National Forest Week is a chance to celebrate and give back to our 193-million-acre National Forest System, while also learning about the history of these lands. If you’re traveling on public lands this week (or any other week), be sure to recreate responsibly to ensure that all users can enjoy healthy forests for generations to come. If you aren’t able to pack up and trek to a national forest, here are 10 ways you can celebrate #NationalForestWeek near you.
- Visit a local forest (use this link to find one near you)
- Submit photos to the National Forest Week photo contest for a chance to win great prizes
- Support indigenous environmental organizations like Honor the Earth and Indigenous Climate Action
- Read or watch “The Hidden Life of Trees”
- Donate to the National Forest Foundation to support America’s Public Lands
- Learn from Indigenous voices — in particular, we recommend “Imaginary Borders” by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and reading this piece about the deep ties between Native Americans and National Parks
- Create a piece of art inspired by trees
- Try shinrin-yoku or “forest bathing,” the practice of taking in nature through your senses
- Plant a tree or volunteer in a local garden
- PEE OUTSIDE in your SheFly Go There™ pants and send us a video!