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National Trails Awards for 2006

American Trails is pleased to announce the winners of the National Trail Awards for 2006. Every two years American Trails presents the awards to recognize the tremendous contributions of volunteers, professionals, and other leaders who are working to create a national system of trails for all Americans.

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American Trails Board members present Terry Eastin the 2006 National "Trails and Health" Award for her innovative work on the Medical Mile in Little Rock, Arkansas
The awards were presented on October 21, 2006, at the 18th National Trails Symposium in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois. You can download a PowerPoint (4.09 mb) with photos of the award winners, or click on the individual awards below. See the Award Winners from 2010 - 2008 - 2004 - 2002 - 2000.

 

2006 NATIONAL TRAILS AWARD WINNERS

See the list below or click on the award link for photos and details

 

Lifetime Service | Hulet Hornbeck Award | Trails for Health | Partnership | Trails Public Service | Outstanding Media | Trails and the Arts | Planning/Design | Corporate | State-of-the-Art Technology | Trail Sharing | Trail Advocate Awards | Trail Worker Awards | Awards Index

Lifetime Service Award:

  • Bill Bliss

For an individual demonstrating longstanding, significant, and exemplary service to trails planning, implementation, and recreation.

Hulet Hornbeck Award

  • Tom Ross

The first Hulet Hornbeck Award was presented this year.

Trails for Health Award:

  • Arkansas River Trail Medical Mile Project
  • Memorial Hospital Foundation River Bluff Trail, Logansport, Indiana

The award recognizes a community's commitment to improving access to trails and promoting their use and importance for increasing physical activity. The award is for commitment to long term change through community design, trail planning, heightened awareness of active community environments, physical activity promotion, and increased trail use.

Partnership Award:

  • American Discovery Trail, Quad Cities Section

The partnership must have benefited agencies or services within the field of trail planning, design, or implementation. The partnership can be between private organizations, public agencies, or public and private interests. The partnership must have contributed toward positive public exposure for the field of trail planning, design, or implementation.

Trails Public Service Award:

  • Steve Anderson

The nominee must work for an agency and may hold an elected or appointed office at the federal, state, or local level and must have demonstrated significant and consistent support of trail planning, design, or implementation through strong leadership and/or legislative efforts. The nominee may be a paid employee or a volunteer.

Outstanding Media Award:

  • Des Moines Register, Iowa

Nominee(s) must have demonstrated significant and sustained efforts to provide positive public exposure and education in the field of trail use, planning, design, or implementation. The nominee must have demonstrated a willingness and receptiveness to provide free public service exposure about trails.

Trails and the Arts Award:

  • Back to the River, Inc., Iowa

The award recognizes outstanding public art projects, interpretive signs, or other creative structures associated with trail related improvements.

Planning/Design Award:

  • Fantasy Island Task Force, Arizona
  • Prairie Pathways Interpretive Project, Iowa

Nominee(s) must have demonstrated problem solving through innovative methods on a trail project. The project must have included successful aspects of public participation and/or public agency involvement and have been planned to enhance the recreational trails opportunities within the project area.

Corporate Award:

  • Principle Riverwalk, Iowa

A business or corporation must have demonstrated significant, sustained, and exemplary service to trails planning, implementation, and/or recreation.

State-of-the-Art Technology Award:

  • Cedar Valley Trails 911 - Signs Project, Iowa

The award recognizes a trails-related product, process, or service that has significantly met a need, addressed an issue, or increased efficiency in trail design, development, or maintenance.

Outstanding Trail Sharing Award:

  • Ann Hill, BLM Training Center, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Missouri & Illinois

Trail Advocacy Award: (1 award per State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico): Nominee(s) must have demonstrated successful efforts to influence public policy relating to trail planning, trail protection, trail development, or maintenance.

Trail Worker Award: (1 award per State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico): Nominee must have made outstanding contributions and provided consistent support for trail planning, development, or maintenance. This award is intended to recognize the commitment and efforts of a private or public sector individual in working for enhanced trail recreation in their local area or state.

The award recognizes innovative and successful trail sharing efforts, programs, and systems.

Lifetime Service | Hulet Hornbeck Award | Trails for Health | Partnership | Trails Public Service | Outstanding Media | Trails and the Arts | Planning/Design | Corporate | State-of-the-Art Technology | Trail Sharing | Trail Advocate Awards | Trail Worker Awards | Awards Index

See previous National Trails Award Winners from 2004, 2002, and 2000.

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