Nominate a trail for an RTP Achievement Award!

The Coalition for Recreational Trails, a federation of national and regional trail-related organizations, has announced their 2011 achievement awards to recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP).  The awards will be presented on June 15th in Washington, D.C. during Great Outdoors Week 2011 (June 13-19) as part of the Coalition’s ongoing effort to build awareness and appreciation of this highly successful program, which has greatly enhanced the quantity and quality of trail experiences available to the public.

Award winners will be selected from projects nominated by public agencies, trail administrators or other project sponsors.  Projects must be completed in order to receive an award.  In addition, projects completed before 1998 are ineligible.

Project award categories include:

  • construction and design
  • maintenance and rehabilitation
  • education and communication initiatives
  • accessibility enhancement
  • multiple-use management or “corridor sharing”
  • environment/wildlife compatibility, and
  • use of youth conservation/service corps

Parks & Trails New York has posted the nomination form online.  The deadline to sumbit a nomination is March 31, 2011. A list of the 2009 awardees can be found here.

Nominations should be mailed to Duane Taylor, Director of Federal Affairs, Motorcycle Industry Council, 1235 South Clark Street, Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia 22202 or emailed to dtaylor@mic.org.  Winners will be notified no later than April 30, 2011.

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