Nominate A Trail Project For Annual RTP Awards

Credits: Lillian Shupe

Nominations are being accepted for the Coalition for Recreational Trails annual awards for projects that utilized Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding.

The Coalition for Recreational Trails is a federation of national and regional trail-related organizations. The 2018 achievement awards will recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. during Great Outdoors Month in June, 2018.

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 2010 are ineligible. Project award categories will include: construction and design; maintenance and rehabilitation; public-private partnerships and access to public lands; community linkage; education and communication; accessibility enhancement; multiple-use management and “corridor sharing”; use of youth conservation/service corps and community outreach; engaging public-sector partners; and enhancement of federal lands.

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Additional information can be found on the nomination form which can be found at .

The nomination form and any supporting materials, including pictures, should be returned by e-mail by April 6, 2018 to the Chair of the Coalition’s Awards Committee: Duane Taylor, Executive Director, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, at He can be contacted at 703-416-0444 or send him an e-mail. Winners should be notified no later than May 11, 2018.

Information on each winning project will be featured on the website of American Trails.

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