Award-winning trail and greenway projects funded through the Recreational Trails Program
The Coalition for Recreational Trails has announced the winners of its "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 8, 2010 at the U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn House Office Building.
The trail projects and programs honored for 2010 are listed below by category of award. Click on the links to see details and photos of the projects:
At the 2010 awards ceremony on Capitol Hill
Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Rampart Range OHV Development – Phase Three
Construction and Design
Agassiz Recreational Trail
Education and Communication
Coalition of Recreational Trail Users Educational Trailer
Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing
Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area
Environment and Wildlife Compatibility
Leave No Trace Program -- Backcountry Horsemen of Washington
Laurel Fork Trail, Holly River State Park
Use of Youth Conservation/Service Corps
Hyde Park Heritage Greenway Trail
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: www.recreationaltrailsinfo.org. 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.
See State by State list of all Recreational Trails Program Awards with links to individual award web pages