Take Pride in America gives 2005 awards for excellence
and public land supprters honored
by Take Pride in America;
The Take Pride in America Awards honor those who best maintain and enhance our public lands, including parks, forests, grasslands, wildlife refuges, cultural and historic sites, and other recreation areas. This year 25 award recipients from 16 states were recognized for efforts in a variety of categories.
"The individuals we honor today have surpassed simple duty and gone on to achieve excellence," Interior Secretary Gale Norton said about the honorees. "Today's winners have given their time, their labor and their commitment to the lands that belong to all Americans. It is these citizens who make this Nation great."
Of the many great people and projects recognized by the awards, we wanted to highlight some of those who are helping maintain and preserve trails across America:
¥ Since 1995, the Continental Divide Trail Alliance (CDTA) has played a central role toward the completion, management, and protection of the Continental Divide Trail. Public service is the cornerstone of CDTA with programs that include Adopt-A-Trail, Youth Corp, Explorers, Crew Leader, Crew Chef, and Trail Building. In the last decade this allied effort has built 1,275 miles, 31 bridges, and 46 trailheads; with 43 volunteer projects offered in 2005. To learn more see www.CDTrail.org or call ( 888) 909-2382.
Read all the Take Pride in America award citations at www.funoutdoors.com.
AWARDS and recognition programs:
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Updated May 17, 2007