21st American Trails International Trails Symposium

April 16, 2013

On the Path of Excellence


American Trails' 21st National Trails Awards Program honors people and programs at the 21st American Trails International Trails Symposium. The awards celebration was held at Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona, April 16, 2013.

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2013 State Trail Worker Awards


The State Trail Worker Award recognizes an individual that has demonstrated outstanding contributions and provided consistent support for trail planning, development, or maintenance. It is intended to recognize the commitment and efforts of a private or public sector individual working for enhanced trail recreation in their local area/state.


Meinrad Leckie - Delaware

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Meinrad Leckie - 2013 State Trail Worker Award for Delaware


In 2011-12 Meinrad Leckie volunteered over 300 hours on a variety of trail projects across northern New Castle County Delaware.  He led multiple volunteer groups on a variety of projects (bridge construction, material transportation, mechanized trail building, hand construction, and general maintenance (trimming, mowing, knicking and de-berming). 

Meinrad analyzed trail problem areas and created solutions for the problems without supervision.  His mechanized trail building skills have evolved to a point where he no longer needs direction.  He understands how to manage water flow and principles of sustainable trail design.

Passionate for trails and trail building, Meinrad’s volunteer efforts helped maintain, and develop miles of trails within Delaware’s State Park, New Castle County, and City of Newark protected park lands. Without his volunteer efforts, the regional trail system in northern New Castle County Delaware would not be a mid-Atlantic hot spot.



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