With just a mountain range separating us the Squam Lakes Association and Waterville Valley Athletic & Improvement Association share a common vision of connecting folks to the outdoors by creating & maintaining trails. During January-March 2021 we partnered on this Winter Outdoor Recreation Speaker series. On March 24th, John Marunowski, Volunteer and Partner Coordinator/Recreation Specialist for Trails and Wilderness at the Forest Service and Katri Gurney, Director of Trails and Access at the Squam Lakes Association presented. John discussed the WMNF's multiple use management directives, the pressures on recreation resources, the current programs they have in place, and about their partners and volunteers. Katri taught us about the SLA trail network, recent trail building projects, impact of trails on ecosystems, trail maintenance 101, and SLA volunteer trail opportunities.