Florida Trail Association Meeting Notice

2017 Annual Statewide Meeting
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9 AM
YMCA Camp McConnell
210 SE 134 Avenue
Micanopy, FL

Join us to hear about the impact of FTA’s volunteers, staff, partners, and supporters this year on the Florida Trail.  Vote for candidates for Director and Officer positions on the Board of Directors.  You must be present to vote.

After considering the challenges of serving on the Board, those who wish to apply for the Board of Directors may email janetakerson@floridatrail.org for information or an application.  In order to be considered for this upcoming election at the Annual Meeting, all completed applications must be received in the Gainesville office by April 30, 2017.

The Board of Directors and Chapter Council will both meet directly after the Annual Meeting.  The slate of candidates and additional meeting details will follow via email.

Stay tuned for more information.  We hope to see you there!

In 2016, The Florida Trail Association had more than 480 volunteers contributing  23,254 hours to our Mission.

Join us as we build, maintain, protect and promote the 1,300 mile Florida Trail.


Get your hands dirty

There are several different ways you can volunteer! Find a local chapter, join a Volunteer Work Party, become a camp cook, or help with administrative work. The possibilities are endless!


Become a member of our state-wide organization

Your annual membership supports the Florida Trail Association’s Mission. Get involved with your local chapter today!


Help support our Mission

Your donation goes towards the Mission of the Florida Trail Association. Be a part of a community of hikers and Florida outdoor lovers.


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February 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Update from the Forest Service Office

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February 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Jupiter Completes the ECT!

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Our Mission

The Florida Trail Association develops, maintains, protects and promotes a network of hiking trails throughout the state, including the unique Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST). Together with our partners we provide opportunities for the public to hike, engage in outdoor recreation, participate in environmental education and contribute to meaningful volunteer work.

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