Coalition for Recreational Trails



Award-winning trail and greenway projects funded through the Recreational Trails Program


The members of the Coalition for Recreational Trails have selected the winners of the "Annual Achievement Awards" in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds.

The award winners were recognized at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 10, 2009 at the U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn House Office Building.

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The trail projects and programs honored for 2009 are listed below by category of award.

Click on the links to see details and photos of the projects:


photo of people with award

Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV), Chairman of the House
Committee on Natural Resources (third from right),
joins award recipients

Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Kings Campground and Trailhead Project (California)

Construction and Design
Sam Houston Multiple-Use Trail (Texas)

Education and Communication
Giant’s Stairs Trail Project (Maine)

Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing
Meduxnekeag River Bridge (Maine)

Environment and Wildlife Compatibility
Highbridge Park Project (New York)

Accessibility Enhancement
Southwest Key Trail (Texas)

Use of Youth Conservation/Service Corps
North Bend Lake Equestrian Trail (West Virginia)

Outstanding State Trail Program

Outstanding State Recreational Trails Advisory Committee



The Recreational Trails Program

The Recreational Trails Program of the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses. RTP funds come from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, and represent a portion of the motor fuel excise tax collected from nonhighway recreational fuel use. Since 1991, more than 20,000 RTP-funded projects have been fuunded nationwide and are documented on the RTP database: The RTP leverages hundreds of millions of dollars of additional support from other sources for trails, encourages productive cooperation among trail users, and facilitates healthy outdoor recreation and economic activity across America.

Read more about the current status of RTP funding on the American Trails website.


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