State Recreational Trail Advisory Committee Achievement Award
2021 Nomination Form
The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT), a federation of the nation’s leading trail-related organizations and advocates, is pleased to announce its 2021 Tom Petri Annual State Recreational Trail Advisory Committee Achievement Award to recognize the nation’s outstanding State Trail Advisory Committee for 2021. The award specifically recognizes efforts of the advisory committees established through the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP) administered by the Federal Highway Administration.
CRT plans to hold the awards ceremony in September 2021. The very successful 2020 awards program was virtual (https://www.americantrails.org/communications/awards/crtAwards). CRT hopes to return to an in-person format in the future but is now anticipating a hybrid event for 2021, partly in-person and partly virtual. We will include virtual and pre-recorded video elements in the ceremony – even if we meet face-to-face! Special guests, including Members of Congress will once again be invited to participate in the celebration.
These awards are key to the Coalition’s ongoing effort to build awareness and appreciation of RTP, which has greatly enhanced the quantity and quality of trail experiences available to the public since 1991 and has made possible over 30,000 projects and programs.
For more information on CRT and the awards program visit www.rectrails.org.
Award winners will be selected from projects nominated by public agencies, trail administrators or other project sponsors. CRT plans to recognize the nation’s top state trails program and top state trails advisory board, again related to RTP efforts.
We invite you to nominate an outstanding trail advisory committee and to encourage the beneficiaries of a great committee in your state to submit a nomination as well. We are also again encouraging those making nominations to solicit support from Members of Congress – both U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators – to build awareness of excellent RTP-funded projects and the RTP program itself.
Self-nominations are encouraged, but nominations by public officials and trail community leaders are also invited.
The on-line nomination form, including any supporting materials and pictures, should be completed by 5 pm EST, June 30, 2021.
Please direct all questions to the Chair of the Coalition’s Awards Committee: Duane Taylor, Executive Director, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call him at (703) 582-1202 or send him an e-mail. Winners should be notified no later than August 15, 2021.
Information on each award will be featured on the website of American Trails. In addition, photos and other materials submitted as part of the nomination become eligible for use by CRT and are often utilized to highlight RTP programs in the Federal Highway Administration Annual Report, CRT’s Facebook page, and in the online RTP Database image gallery. As a result, simply nominating a State Program may result in increased exposure for your state!
We hope you will join us in this important effort to recognize the significant contributions to trail-related recreation that the Recreational Trails Program is supporting across the country
The Coalition for Recreational Trails