Coalition for Recreational Trails



Award-winning trail projects and programs funded through the Recreational Trails Program of the Federal Highway Administration



The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. The awards ceremony hosted by CRT member organizations was held in Washington, DC on June 5, 2018 at the U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn Office Building.

Representing CRT were Marianne Fowler and Derrick Crandall, Co-Chairs, and Duane Taylor, Vice Chair and Awards Committee Chair.

The awards are part of annual efforts by national trails and outdoor recreation organizations to promote the importance of RTP funding to States across America.


The trail programs and project sponsors honored for 2018 are listed below by category of award (see links for more details and photos):


Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Horseshoe Bend Park Trail Restoration - New Jersey


Construction and Design (Two Awards)

Ouachita National Recreation Trail Shelters - Arkansas and Oklahoma

Wildcat Rock Trail - North Carolina


Public-Private Partnerships and Access to/Use of Public Lands

McPhee Overlook Trail - Colorado


Community Linkage

Drake Harbor Recreation Area - Missouri


Education and Communication

Spearhead Trails - Virginia


Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing

Brule River Bridge - Wisconsin


Accessibility Enhancement

Camp Creek Greenway - Georgia


Youth Conservation/Service Corps and Community Outreach

Pole Mountain Trails - Wyoming


Enhancement of Federal Lands

Rim Butte OHV Trails - Oregon


Outstanding State Recreational Trails Advisory Committee

Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee

photo of people with award

Amy Sovocool, Vice President, Conservation Legacy (Center) with Derrick Crandall
and Marianne Fowler of CRT


The Recreational Trails Program

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) 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— less than one third— of the motor fuel excise tax paid into the Trust Fund from nonhighway recreational fuel use.

Since 1993, more than 22,900 RTP-funded projects have been funded 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.


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