This award is given in recognition of successful efforts to influence public policy relating to trail planning, trail protection, trail development, or maintenance.
As Vice-President of the Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, Nina is one of its public faces.
Nina's friendliness and good-natured humor have kept everyone engaged. In 2003, ECAHC requested the assistance of NPS-Rivers & Trails Program, to assist with land and water trail planning. Environmental artists had been working in the community for a number of years, and one of their designs was for a historic walking trail around town.
Nina has shepherded the project along, and the Blue Line Trail has been created. With Nina's involvement, trail projects have gotten onto paper, into a plan, and some have become reality. She is the constant fire beneath the simmering pot.