Trail Advocacy

This award is given in recognition of successful efforts to influence public policy relating to trail planning, trail protection, trail development, or maintenance.


Florida: Ken Bryan

Ken Bryan has led the Florida Chapter of the Rails to Trails Conservancy for more than a decade, and has been its elected Chair since 2002.

Ken's trails career includes too many successes to name. He has played key roles in such critical projects as the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, the Palatka-Lake Butler Trail, and the soon to be acquired fifty-one mile East Central Regional Rail-Trail, the longest single State trail acquisition ever undertaken in Florida.

Beyond his work on specific projects, Ken has affected significant, long-range positive change in public policy to the benefit of Florida trails.