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What are the benefits of Hosting a Love Maine Trails Month Event?

Reach a Wider Audience

Registering your event(s) is a fantastic way to reach individuals within and outside of your current audience. The LMTM Event Calendar will be shared and promoted by multiple entities across Maine. Your organization will benefit by having new trail supporters find you via our growing network of trail supporting organizations and entities statewide.

We’ll Help You Promote

Maine Trails Coalition provides event hosts with a basic time-saving Host Toolkit to help you plan and promote your Love Maine Trails Month event. This toolkit includes planning checklists, LMTM logos, and templates you can use for social media and newsletters, as well as press release templates to promote your event (before and after). We are growing the toolkit as this event expands, so if you want us to include anything else in the future, let us know. 

Volunteer Recruitment

Love Maine Trails Month is a month of unity and collective effort to support your trail projects. Do you have a project that needs completion? LMTM is the platform to recruit new volunteers, or beckon back volunteers you haven’t seen in a while.

NEW: Fundraising Opportunity- World Trails Film Festival

New in 2024, we are partnering with World Trails Film Festival to offer a special self-hosted film fest to celebration trails that can be coupled with your LMTM event. Or host this in collaboration with community partners to celebrate trails in your community. It’s up to you!  The upfront cost has been discounted to $500. With your help we hope to have several statewide Trails Film events happening this June. Deadline to participate in early May. Learn more and inquire here...

HOW CAN OUR ORGANIZATION PARTICIPATE?

If your organization or group can participate in Love Maine Trails Month, here is how you can get involved.

  1. Plan your event date (consider a rain date as well). We encourage hosts to submit their event by mid-April so we can better plan outreach and cross-promotion of events, and more effectively support your event.
  2. Input your event(s) through the Maine Trail Finder Events Calendar. View instructions for How to Post a Love Maine Trails Month Event to the Maine Trail Finder Calendar.  
    Don’t want to list a public LMTM event? If your organization is doing long-term or behind the scenes trail-related projects that occur during LMTM, BUT does not want to list a public event, AND wants to be put in the running for a LMTM Award of $1,000, we’ve made it easier for you! Submit this Interest Form so we can sign you up as a participant.
  3. Review the Post-Event Form in advance so you know what to keep track of in the field or on your event day. This report includes some data, a short narrative, and photos or video reels from your event.
  4. After your Event(s), submit a Post Event Form. Deadline to submit is Friday, August 2, 5pm.

UPDATES for 2024

AWARDS

New for 2024, we are no longer doing award categories, so everyone who signs up to participate by hosting an event and sharing data will be put in the running to win a LMTM award of $1,000. We appreciate getting your Post Event Form by August 2 (by Mid-September at the very latest)!

Host Toolkirt

We now have a Host Toolkit to help you promote LMTM to your network. Bookmark the Host Toolkit! We hope the contents in the toolkit help you promote your event and save you time. We loved your creativity, photos and short videos last year- let’s get the word out about LMTM together!

Love Maine Trails Month runs Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Questions


If you have any questions or need additional support to Host a Love Maine Trails Month event(s), please email Silvia, Maine Trails Coalition Project Coordinator at MaineTrailsCoalition@gmail.com.

For issues with Maine Trail Finder event calendar etc, please email Hope, Community Geographics at hope@communitygeo.com.

Photo credit: Jonathan Milne
Photo credit: Jonathan Milne
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