The awards ceremony hosted by the Coalition for Recreational Trails was held in Washington, D.C. on June 10, 2015, at U.S. House of Representatives offices.

Winners have been announced for the 2015 "Annual Achievement Awards" in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. The awards ceremony hosted by the Coalition for Recreational Trails was held in Washington, D.C. on June 10, 2015, at U.S. House of Representatives offices. The awards are part of annual efforts by national trails and outdoor recreation organizations to promote the importance of RTP funding to States across America.

The trail programs and project sponsors honored for 2015 are listed below by category of award:

2015 Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Ice Age Trail - Wisconsin

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath that wanders thru remote sections of Wisconsin's "Blue Hills"

2015 Construction and Design

Blanca Peak and Ellingwood Point Trail Project - Colorado

To address the damage being done to one of Colorado’s most treasured landscapes, this project focused on trail reconstruction and stabilization of the primary trail corridor.

2015 Construction and Design

Joanna Trail Project - Missouri

The Joanna Trail Project is an example of a community coming together to provide recreational opportunities and education for a wide range of trail and trailhead users, while stimulating the local economy by attracting visitors to the area.

2015 Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing

Boardman Bridge - Idaho

The Boardman Bridge, located in the Sawtooth National Forest, was closed in 2012 due to failing piers. Multiple agencies contributed on the installation of a new bridge.

2015 Community Linkage

Val Riess Park Multi-Use Trail - Louisiana

When Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana in 2005, St. Bernard Parish was completely devastated and there was no other safe outdoor place to exercise in the parish.

2015 Education and Communication

Blue Tree Trail System - Nevada

This trail system adds 50 miles of quality trails that provide sustainability and protection to important cultural and natural resources while providing a safer, high quality recreation opportunity for a variety of user-groups.

2015 Accessibility Enhancement

Rotary Park Accessible Trail (Phase 2) - Tennessee

Montgomery County used RTP funds to add a universally accessible trail in Rotary Park.

2015 Outstanding State Trail Program


Montana’s administration of the Recreational Trails Program is an example of outstanding public service.

2015 Outstanding State Trail Program


Washington is administering the RTP in a manner that brings credit both to itself at the state level and to the RTP at the national level.

2015 Outstanding State Recreational Trails Advisory Committee


The Committee oversees all of Colorado’s motorized and non-motorized trail grant application review processes— not just the RTP.

2015 Public-Private Partnerships Enhancing Public Lands Access and Use

Montana OHV Trail Maintenance - Montana

Montana Trail Vehicle Riders Association (MTVRA) is a statewide OHV organization whose members have an interest in and history of collaborative partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies to improve motorized recreation opportunities.

2015 Youth Conservation/Service Corps and Community Outreach

Iowa DNR Americorps Trail Crew - Iowa

Crew members carry forth these lessons and passion into their communities and future endeavors.