National Recreation Trails: a celebration of America
By Stuart Macdonald
From Fall 2001 Trail Tracks, the national newsletter of American Trails
Why are we emphasizing National Recreation Trails? Because trail groups, states, and federal agencies agree that the NRT Program is a great way to celebrate America's trails and greenways. Even as we struggle with budgets and priorities, more people than ever are using trails, and we need more help from funding as well as volunteers to help care for our parks and public lands.
The NRT Program grew out of a realization that we need as many tools as possible for preserving our trails. To keep our trails system healthy and growing we need to publicize the efforts of volunteers, communities, and agencies on behalf of our pathways. We would like to thank all these people, as well as the NRT managers, for being part of America's community of trails and celebrating with us:
Nominations now accepted for new National Recreation Trails
November 1 is the deadline for nominating your trail for designation as a National Recreation Trail. Great trails that show off the diversity and importance of trails and greenways in America are invited to apply, as well as trails that demonstrate state-of-the-art design and management. The basic requirements are fairly simple:
For more information and application forms for National Recreation Trails designation see the NRT Web site: www.AmericanTrails.org/NationalRecreationTrails
Whoever manufactures, sells, or possesses the National Recreation Trail logo, or any colorable imitation thereof, or photographs or prints in any other manner, makes or executes any engraving, photograph or print, or impression in the likeness of this insignia, or any colorable imitation thereof, without written authorization from the United States Department of the Interior, is subject to the penalty provisions of section 701.
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