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2007 Achievement Awards: Call for Nominations

DEADLINE for NOMINATIONS: April 17, 2009

See Achievement Award Winners for past years

Download the nomination form (pdf 84 kb)

The Coalition for Recreational Trails, a federation of national and regional trail-related organizations, is pleased to announce its 2007 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 Week 2007 (June 8-13) 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. We are planning to hold the awards ceremony on Capitol Hill and will encourage Members of Congress to join us 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 and will reflect the diversity of trail activities eligible for Recreational Trails Program funding. In order to receive an award, the project must be completed. In addition, projects completed before 1998 are ineligible. Award categories will include: construction and design; maintenance and rehabilitation; education and communication initiatives; accessibility enhancement; multiple-use management or "corridor sharing"; environment/wildlife compatibility; and use of youth conservation/service corps.

We invite you to nominate an outstanding project in one or more of the above categories and/or to encourage the sponsor(s) of an excellent project in your state to submit a nomination as well. Send the nomination form and any supporting materials, including pictures, by April 17, 2007 to the Co-Chair of the Coalition's Awards Committee: Duane Taylor, Motorcycle Industry Council, 1235 S Clark St, Arlington VA 22202. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call him at (703) 416-0444 or send him an e-mail at dtaylor@mic.org. Winners will be notified no later than April 30, 2007.

We hope you will join us in this important effort to recognize the significant contributions to trail-related recreation that the Recreational Trails Program is supporting all across the country.

PROJECT CATEGORIES

Maintenance & Rehabilitation -; maintaining, repairing damage to, or upgrading the quality of a trail

Construction & Design - planning and building a trail, portions of a trail, e.g., a bridge, or trail-related facilities, e.g., a trailhead, shelter, etc.

Education & Communication - enhancing trail use and enjoyment through increased environmental awareness, promotion of trail-related safety, and encouragement of trail-related outdoor recreation

Multiple-Use Management & Corridor Sharing - facilitating and/or encouraging the use of a trail corridor by more than one type of trail enthusiast, particularly those enthusiasts that do not ordinarily share trails or trail-related facilities

Environment & Wildlife Compatibility - enhancing the protection of wildlife and/or the general environment as part of trail development and use

Accessibility Enhancement - facilitating and/or encouraging increased access to trail-related recreation opportunities for people with disabilities

Youth Conservation/Service Corps - making effective use of the services and skills of qualified youth conservation or service corps to construct and/or maintain trails

Download the nomination form (pdf 84 kb)

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