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.
North Louisiana is fortunate to have a small group of volunteers who are involved in the planning, building and maintenance of trails in their surrounding area.
Among these volunteers is Freddie Paul, a Converse, Louisiana resident and avid equestrian who is a major contributor, supporter and trail planner. Freddie has endless energy, experience, and leadership and is one country boy that can do most anything that he puts his mind to.
Freddie led in the building of eight corrals added to the equestrian overnight area at Hodges Garden State Park and also led in adding miles of new hiking, biking and equestrian trails winding through the woods of the park near Florien, Louisiana. Donations were secured and a fundraiser held to cover the monetary expense of the improvements of the park trails. Many volunteer hours were spent trimming and cutting back overgrown existing trails and developing new paths where one can see wildlife and the tall pines that seem to go on forever.
Because of his dedication and desire to preserve our trails for generations to come, Freddie Paul should be recognized for his outstanding efforts.
I would like to nominate Freddie Paul for the State Trail Worker Award for Louisiana for having made outstanding contributions and provided consistent support for trails planning, trails protection, and trails development and maintenance.