FLT Connect

FLT Connect is a FREE series of workshops and presentations designed to educate, inspire, and connect trail users. Unless otherwise noted, all FLT Connect events are conducted via ZOOM. All FLT Connect events are recorded and made available through the FLTC’s YouTube Learning Library. Scroll down for a full list of previous presentations.

2022 Upcoming Events

Hiking with Dogs: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, June 2 at 7 pm

Many of us enjoy the trails with our faithful, four-legged, friends – the FLT even has a lean-to dedicated to the furry friends who hike and run with us! But what are the best practices for hiking with dogs? Should you always have your dog on leash or does it depend where you are? What happens when you encounter other dogs on the trail? And what about poop?

People are passionate about their pets so this can be a hot topic. Our goal is to have a thoughtful conversation about the many considerations when hiking or running with dogs. This will be a panel discussion with plenty of time for Q & A. The panel includes professional dog trainer and frequent hiker Tricia Kennedy (www.yourthinkingdog.com), along with FLTC Board Member Lisa Barrett and FLTC Board Member and President of the Bullthistle Hiking Club Peg Fuller, both of whom hike with their dogs. The panel will be moderated by FLTC Director of Marketing and Communications and Leave No Trace Master Educator Christy Post, who will shamelessly share pictures of her trail-running-dog Chidi along with guidelines from Leave No Trace regarding trails and dogs.

Email questions and topics you’d like addressed to [email protected] with the subject “Hiking with Dogs.”

This is a Zoom presentation. We’ve planned for an hour, but it may run longer with Q&A. The event is free but you must register in advance to receive the meeting link via email. We hope you will join us!

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Previous Events
Navigating The FLT: A Guide to FLTC Maps and Map Tools, May 2022
Hiding in Plain Sight: Invasive Species, May 2022
Fastest Known Times on the FLT with Ryan Levering and Mark Valites, April 2022
Volunteer Opportunities with the FLTC, March 2022
Heather Houskeeper: Edible and Medicinal Plants on the FLT, March 2022
Hike Leader Training, February 2022
Don’t Get Ticked, NY with Joelle Lampman, February 2022
Safety on the Trail: A Panel Discussion for Women, January 2022
Terrestrial Invasive Species and FL-PRISM, June 2021
End-to-End Panel Discussion, May 2021
Trail Essentials at Gear for Adventure, April 2021
Edible and Medicinal Plants of the FLT with Heather Houskeeper, March 2021
Winter Stories in the Snow with Linda Spielman, February 2021
Navigating the FLT: A Guide to FLTC Maps and Map Tools, September 2020
Responding to Wildlife Emergencies, July 2020