The awards ceremony was held in Washington, D.C. on June 4, 2013 at U.S. House of Representatives offices.

The Coalition for Recreational Trails has announced the winners of the Annual Achievement Awards in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. The awards ceremony was held in Washington, D.C. on June 4, 2013 at U.S. House of Representatives offices.

Seven trail projects and two State programs honored for 2013 are listed below by category of award:

2013 Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Northern Erie Sno-Seekers Trail Grooming - New York

New grooming equipment for some of the best maintained trails in the system.

2013 Construction and Design

East and West Twin Creek Bridges - Michigan

The replacement of the East and West Twin Creek bridges allow for continued safe use of motorized trails.

2013 Education and Communication

School Messaging Program - Minnesota

The School Messaging Project is a multi-level partnership to put positive messages about OHV recreation into schools.

2013 Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing

Longleaf Trace Equestrian Trail Improvements and Extension - Mississippi

The Trace's equestrian trail’s width would not allow access for maintenance equipment.

2013 Accessibility Enhancement

Beaman Park Accessible and Interpretive Trail - Tennessee

Construction of a paved, handicap accessible trail and boardwalk at the Beaman Park Nature Center.

2013 Environment and Wildlife

Seneca Bluffs Trail and Trailhead Facility - Maryland

This project entailed the construction of a new multi-use natural surface trail in Seneca State Park.

2013 Youth Conservation/Service Corps and Community Outreach

Leicester Hollow Loop Trail - Vermont

This project is the result of the outstanding collaborative effort exhibited among federal, state and partner organizations.

2013 Outstanding State Trail Program

West Virginia

This award goes to the Recreational Trails Program administered by the Division of Highways of the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

2013 Outstanding State Recreational Trails Advisory Committee


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