19th National Trails Symposium

Little Rock, AR - November 15-18-2008

 

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National Trails Awards for 2008 honor people and programs

American Trails is pleased to announce the winners of the National Trails Awards for 2008. 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. The awards were presented on Nov.17, 2008 at the 19th National Trails Symposium in Little Rock, AR. You can download a PowerPoint with photos of the award winners, or click on the individual awards below. See the Award Winners from 2010 - 2006 - 2004 - 2002, and 2000.

 

2008 NATIONAL TRAILS AWARD WINNERS

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

Lifetime Service | Best Trails State | Community Service | Developer Award | 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

 

Lifetime Service Award:

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

Best Trails State Award:

For a state which is facilitating an outstanding statewide system of trails. The nomination should address any aspects that have led to the establishment of the statewide trails network including master planning, legislation, funding, and program implementation. The nomination should also include specific projects, plans, policies and/or initiatives that have furthered establishment and expansion of the trails network during the past two years.

Community Service Award:

For a trail organization that performs exceptional community service relating to but beyond trail work per se. This service could include actions or projects that contribute to making their communities better places to live, improve the natural environment, support worthy causes, and/or demonstrate in other ways preeminent volunteerism.

American Trails Developer Awards:

A new program developed by American Trails to recognize quality, well designed multi-use trails systems that are integrated into private developments.

Hulet Hornbeck Award:

For an individual that, like Hulet Hornbeck, exemplifies long-standing vision and wisdom in support of trails.

Trails for Health Award:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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

Planning/Design Award:

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:

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:

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:

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

Trail Advocacy Awards: (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 Awards: (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.

 

Read the details of winners of the 2006 National Trails Awards:

Lifetime Service | Best Trails State | Community Service | Developer Award | 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

 

 

 

 

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