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Recreational Trails Program Achievement Awards

2001 Award-Winning Trail and Greenway Projects

 

The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT), a federation of national and regional trail-related groups, has selected the winners of its third annual Achievement Awards for outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program funds. The awards will be presented at a special Capitol Hill ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 14, 2001 as part of the celebration of Great Outdoors Month. The trail projects and programs honored by the CRT are:

Locust Creek Riparian Trail Park, Jefferson City, Missouri and the East Trapps Connector Trail in the Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, New York, in the category of Construction and Design - Local

Cumberland State Trail Park, Crossville, Tennessee, in the category of Construction and Design - Long Distance

Pelham Bay Park Bridle Path, New York, New York, in the category of Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center Education Project in the Category of Education and Communication

Continental Divide Snow Trail Grooming Program, Wyoming, in the category of Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing

Snow Trail Signing Program, Wyoming, in the category of Environment and Wildlife Compatibility

Cedar Ridge Trail, Tuttle Creek State Park, Manhattan, Kansas, in the category of Accessibility Enhancement

The Recreational Trails Program, first established in 1991 and then reauthorized as part of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), returns a portion of federal gasoline taxes generated by non-highway recreation to the states for trail-related purposes. Currently, the program receives $50 million in annual funding. CRT members are working together to build awareness and understanding of the RTP, to support its effective implementation and to help ensure that it receives adequate funding. For more information on the Recreational Trails Program, and projects funded in all 50 states, see www.AmericanTrails.org.

 

 

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