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"Trails and Greenways ~
Crossing the American Landscape"

2002 National Trails Awards Program

 * * * The Award Nomination Form must be submitted and postmarked no later than September 30, 2002. * * *

The National Trails Awards Program is one way American Trails recognizes the tremendous contributions of volunteers, professionals, and other leaders who are working to create a national system of trails for all Americans. The Awards are made possible by our Symposium Sponsors.

Time is running out to submit your nominations for National Trails Awards, to be announced at the 16th National Trails Symposium at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in central Florida November 10-13, 2002. Nominations should be made for actions that took place during the period from June 15, 2000 to June 15, 2002. See the website for previous award winners. The deadline for submitting nominations is September 15, 2002.

National Trails Awards for 2002 will be given in the following categories:

Awards Categories and Criteria

* Lifetime Service Award: An individual demonstrating longstanding, significant and exemplary service to trails planning, implementation, and recreation.

* Partnership Award: The partnership must have benefited agencies or services within the field of trail planning, design, or implementation. The partnership can be between private organizations, public agencies, or public and private interests. The partnership must have contributed toward positive public exposure for the field of trail planning, design, or implementation.

* Trails Public Service Award: Nominee(s) ) must work for an agency and may hold an elected or appointed office at the federal, state, or local level and must have demonstrated significant and consistent support of trail planning, design, or implementation through strong leadership and/or legislative efforts. The nominee(s) may be paid employees or volunteers.

* Outstanding Media Award: Nominee(s) must have demonstrated significant and sustained efforts to provide positive public exposure and education in the field of trail use, planning, design, or implementation. The nominee must have demonstrated a willingness and receptiveness to provide free public service exposure about trails.

* Trails and the Arts Award: The award recognizes outstanding public art projects, interpretive signs, or other creative structures associated with trail related improvements.

* Planning/Design Award: Nominee(s) must have demonstrated problem solving through innovative methods on a trail project. The project must have included successful aspects of public participation and/or public agency involvement and have been planned to enhance the recreational trails opportunities within the project area.

* Corporate Award: A business or corporation must have demonstrated significant, sustained, and exemplary service to trails planning, implementation and/or recreation.

* State-of-the-Art Technology Award: The award recognizes a trails-related product, process, or service that has significantly met a need, addressed an issue, or increased efficiency in trail design, development, or maintenance.

* Outstanding Trail Sharing Award: The award recognizes innovative and successful trail sharing efforts, programs, and systems.

* Trail Advocacy Award: (1 award per State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico): Nominee(s) must have demonstrated successful efforts to influence public policy relating to trail planning, trail protection, trail development, or maintenance.

* Trail Worker Award: (1 award per State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico): Nominee must have made outstanding contributions and provided consistent support for trail planning, development, or maintenance. This award is intended to recognize the commitment and efforts of a private or public sector individual in working for enhanced trail recreation in their local area or state.

INSTRUCTIONS

* * * The Award Nomination Form must be submitted and postmarked no later than September 30, 2002. * * *

 American Trails, P.O. Box 491797, Redding CA 96049-1797
Symposium@AmericanTrails.org -- (530) 547-2060 -- Fax: (530) 547-2035

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