Recreational Trails Program Achievement Awards
2023 Nomination Form
Dear Trail Enthusiast:
The Coalition for Recreational Trails is excited to announce its 2023 achievement awards to recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). CRT will host an in-person awards ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January 24, 2024. Special guests, including Members of Congress will be invited to participate.
For more information on CRT visit www.rectrails.org
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 2018 are ineligible.
Project award categories 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
• Enhancement of Federal Lands
We invite you to nominate an outstanding project and/or encourage the sponsor(s) of an excellent project in your state to submit a nomination. We also again encourage those making nominations to solicit support from their Members of Congress to grow awareness of excellent RTP-funded projects and the program itself.
Deadline for nominations is 5 pm EST, November 17, 2023.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the Coalition’s Awards Committee Chairman Duane Taylor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners should be notified around the middle of December, 2023.
Information on each winning project will be featured on the website of American Trails. In addition, it is important to note that photos and other materials included as part of the nominations are often used to highlight RTP projects in the Federal Highway Administration Annual Report, CRT’s Facebook page, and in the online RTP Database image gallery. As a result, simply nominating your project may result in increased exposure for your project!
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 all across the country.
The Coalition for Recreational Trails