This award recognizes an individual that has made outstanding contributions and provided consistent support for trail planning, development, or maintenance. It is intended to recognize the efforts of a private or public sector individual working for enhanced trail recreation on either the local, state, or national level.
Mr. Turner is a Certified Master Naturalist and retired employee of Rytheon.
Bert devotes his time to equestrian trail development, working with the Master Gardeners and the Old Mill, and assisting the State and County in a voluntary basis with the development and protection of local arboretums.
A recent relocatee to the State of Arkansas, Mr. Turner has tireless energy and exhibits a can-do attitude to all projects he associates himself with. Recently, Mr. Turner has worked with an equestrian group and personally blazed trails on newly acquired City property. Last fall, Bert broke his leg cutting dead trees in a Park in Little Rock. He has been the driving force behind accomplishing a landscape renewal of the City’s Old Mill and this project has just won the State award for Master Gardener Project of the Year.
Mr. Turner's education includes a Doctor of Management, Southeastern Institute of Technology; Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California; and Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland. He is currently an adjunct professor of management and otherwise retired.