Coalition for Recreational Trails RTP Award Nominations 2019

The Coalition for Recreational Trails, a federation of national and regional trail-related organizations, is pleased to announce its 2019 achievement awards to recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP).  The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. during Great Outdoors Month® in June 2019 as part of the Coalition’s ongoing effort to build awareness and appreciation of this highly successful program, which has greatly enhanced the quantity and quality of trail experiences available to the public.  The American Trails Coalition will be holding the awards ceremony on Capitol Hill and will encourage Members of Congress to join them in honoring the outstanding achievements of their constituents.

Award winners will be selected from projects nominated by public agencies, trail administrators or other project sponsors.  Projects must be completed in order to receive an award.  In addition, projects completed before 2010 are ineligible.  Project award categories will include: construction and design; maintenance and rehabilitation; public-private partnerships and access to public lands; community linkage; education and communication; accessibility enhancement; multiple-use management and “corridor sharing”; use of youth conservation/service corps and community outreach; engaging public-sector partners; and enhancement of federal lands.

The American Trails Coalition invite you to nominate an outstanding project and to encourage the sponsor(s) of an excellent project in your state to submit a nomination as well.  Additional information can be found on the nomination form.

The nomination form and any supporting materials, including pictures, should be returned by e-mail by May 1, 2019 to the Chair of the Coalition’s Awards Committee: Duane Taylor, Executive Director, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, at coalitionforrectrails@gmail.com.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call him at (703) 416-0444 or send him an e-mail.  Winners should be notified no later than May 10, 2019.

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