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National Trails Awards for 2006

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2006 PARTNERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

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:

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Celebration on the American Discovery Trail

American Discovery Trail, Quad Cities Section

The construction of a segment of the American Discovery Trail, completed in 2005, required funding, support and partnership from many entities. The trail section connects the Great River Trail/Grand Illinois Trail/Mississippi River Trail in Rock Island over the Government Bridge on Arsenal Island to the Mississippi River Trail in Davenport, Iowa. The project establishes one of only two ADT crossings of the Mississippi River in the nation.

The American Discovery Trail crossing has been part of the long-term transportation plans of the Quad City Area. Multiple states, counties, cities, public and private foundations, organizations, and corporations have partnered to assist in its successful completion:

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New signs for the American Discovery Trail along the Mississippi River

Funders:

  • Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Iowa Riverboat Authorities, RDA and SCRA
  • City of Rock Island
  • City of Davenport
  • Corporate Assistance - Alcoa
  • Corporate Assistance - Deere and Company
  • River Action Inc.
  • Const. Contract Oversite: City of Rock Island

Eng. Contract Oversight: Rock Island County

Engineering Firm: Missman Stanley and Associates

General Contractor: Civil Constructors Inc.

Planning Agency: Bi-State Regional Commission

Trail Owner: Rock Island Arsenal

 

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Reese Lukei, longtime leader of the ADT effort, on the trail in Davenport, IA

 

The collaborative support for this trail is at the heart of building, connecting, and promoting livable communities. Evidence and research shows that, throughout the Nation, trails are sought as an amenity and an attraction. This project makes trails in Illinois and Iowa even more appealing through providing a safe crossing and access to additional features to visit.

 

 

 

 

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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