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Monty Montgomery, Ozark Greenways

August 22, 2018
Past President of Ozark Greenways, Monty Montgomery, passed away on August 19, 2018. He was an avid supporter and longtime friend of Ozark Greenways. He inspired countless individuals to explore our beautiful Ozarks through bicycling, hiking, and running all while promoting fun and fellowship.

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Mary Anderson, REI

March 27, 2017
Mary Anderson, Co-founder of REI

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A Tribute to David Burwell

February 01, 2017
David Burwell was a cofounder of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and one of the most influential champions for trails and greenways. He later established the National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse and founded the Surface Transportation Policy Project.

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Gudy Gaskill, the Mother of the Colorado Trail

July 14, 2016
Gudy is credited with being the Mother of The Colorado Trail, now 567 miles between Denver and Durango.

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Tom Neenan

September 08, 2015
Tom was instrumental in founding the non-profit Iowa Trails Council in 1984. He made the first application for acquisition of an abandoned rail bed in Iowa and continued to negotiate, acquire, and establish trails for many years.

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Remembering Deb Hubsmith

August 18, 2015
Deb Hubsmith founded and guided the Safe Routes to School National Partnership for nearly 10 years. She started as a grassroots advocate and co-led the development of Marin County, California’s Safe Routes pilot program.

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Susan “Butch” Henley - American Hiking Society Staffer and Trail Supporter

May 21, 2014
Always known by her trail name after through-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1978, Butch served both on the board and staff of the American Hiking Society. For many years she was a familiar participant in initiatives and committees supporting policies and funding for trails.

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James L. Oberstar - Congressman and Advocate for Trails and Bicycling

May 03, 2014
Congressman Jim Oberstar was a supporter of the Recreational Trails Program and a sponsor of the transportation bills which included funding for bicycle and pedestrian programs as well as trails.

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Remembering Joe Shoemaker: Colorado Greenway Visionary

August 18, 2012
American Trails and the trails community nationwide mourns the passing of Joe Shoemaker in August 2012.

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Hulet Hornbeck, Trail Activist and Land Acquisition Specialist

January 07, 2012
Hulet was a long-time American Trails board member. He created his legacy through trails during 20 years of land acquisition for the East Bay Regional Park District. His intellect, kindness, public sense of stewardship and humor was an inspiration to us all!

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Mark Hufeisen — Virginia State Parks Trail Builder and Manager

March 24, 2011
Mark’s expertise on a wide range of subjects from construction to trail development to horse training will leave a very tangible legacy. He took a fledging rail-to-trails project, New River Trail State Park, and made it one of Virginia’s most visited and most supported state parks.

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Fran Wallas— Tennessee Trail Writer

October 20, 2010
Since 2005 The Tennessee Conservationist magazine featured Fran Wallas’ “Great Hikes in Tennessee State Parks” in each bi-monthly issue.

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The Bridge Builders Art: A Tribute to Carroll Vogel

July 05, 2010
Carroll Vogel showed us that in the world of suspension bridges we are still looking for the boundaries, we are still finding new structures, applications, and uses of materials.

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Merle D. Grimes— A True Friend of Greenways and Trails

June 10, 2010
Merle Grimes planned and helped develop greenways and trails in Atlanta, GA and on the Island of Kauai as well as many projects in the Denver area and the South Platte River Greenway.

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Jon McBride— Montana Smokejumper and Trails Steward

June 02, 2010
Jon McBride founded the National Smokejumper Association’s Trails Program. Under McBride’s leadership during the past 10 years, former and current smokejumpers rehabilitated well over a thousand miles of trails for the Forest Service and the National Park Service.

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Austin Helmers, Alaskan Trails Advocate and Forest Service Veteran

March 05, 2010
After 40 years with the U.S. Forest Service, Austin Helmers' second career was his passion for hiking and making sure Alaskan trails rights of way were not lost.

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Art Cowley— Father of the Ouachita Trail

March 04, 2010
Art’s claim to fame in the Ouachitas was working out the plan in the early 1970’s for the Ouachita Trail.

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Dale Shewalter, Founder of the Arizona Trail

January 10, 2010
Dale was known as the "Father of the Arizona Trail" and guiding spirit for the Arizona Trail Association. Dale had a vision of a continuous path across Arizona, and in 1985 he undertook a journey on foot across the state.

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John C. Roth, a Person who Built Connections and Moved Dreams Forward

July 03, 2009
A Missouri trail advocate, John Roth was a volunteer with the US Forest Service for several years. He is best known for his tremendous work on the the planning and development of the Ozark Trail.

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Brian O'Neill

May 13, 2009
Brian O'Neill - the longtime superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area who helped transform the Presidio and other military bases into parkland.

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Tammy Jamieson - Advocate for Parks, Trails, and Open Space

May 05, 2009
Tammy left a lasting legacy in the parks, trails and open space features that she created during her tenure.

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Jessica Terrell, Trails Activist and State Program Manager

January 09, 2008
Jessica had been the state trail coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources in New Mexico, and held the same position in Missouri. She was proud of being selected to participate in the American Frontiers Expedition team.

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Dale Lloyd, Advocate for Trails and Snowmobilers

December 03, 2007
Dale Harvey Lloyd was the husband of Kay Lloyd, who served as American Trails Chair for several years. Dale, like Kay, was an avid snowmobiler and advocate for trails of all kinds.

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George's Send Off

January 19, 2007
George was an avid equestrian and advocate for the preservation of public open space and trails. His work in the 1940's in Contra Costa County, CA became the model for the California State Ridiing and Hiking Trails Plan and later led to California State trails acts in 1945 and again in 1974.

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Bill Bliss Rides into the Sunset

June 24, 2005
In 2006 Bill received the Lifetime Service Award from American Trails. He conducted a never-ending crusade for safer trails, bicycling, and bicycling facilities.

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Remembering Bill Spitzer, Park Service Mentor

May 06, 2003
The trails community lost a great friend with the passing of Bill Spitzer.

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Lu Schrader, West Virginia Trail Advocate

November 08, 2001
Lu Schrader founded the the West Virginia Trails Coalition and was a key player in the first WV Statewide Trail Plan. Lu was also the driving force behind the creation of the Trace Fork Canyon Trail near Charleston.

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