Coalition for Recreational Trails



Award-winning trail and greenway projects funded through the Recreational Trails Program


The Coalition for Recreational Trails has announced the winners of its "Annual Achievement Awards" in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. The awards ceremony was held in Washington, D.C. on June 15, 2011 at U.S. House of Representatives offices. This year Representative Tom Petri (WI) was recognized for his many years as a champion of the Recreational Trails Program in Congress.


The trail projects and programs honored for 2011 are listed below by category of award:

photo of men with Indian drum

Representative Tom Petri, Wisconsin, receiving an award
for "beating the drum" for the Recreational Trails Program
from Derrick Crandall, CRT Co-Chair


Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Musselshell Trail - Lewis-Clark ATV Club (ID)

Construction and Design
Iron Range OHV Recreation Area - Minnesota DNR

Education and Communication
Shadow Mountain Project - Jackson Ranger District (WY)

Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing
White River Valley Trail - Table Rock State Park (MO)

Environment and Wildlife Compatibility
Middle Run Valley Bridge - Delaware DNR

Accessibility Enhancement
Potts Memorial Park Trail Project - City of Salisbury (MO)

Use of Youth Conservation/Service Corps
Anchorage Hillside Singletrack Trails - Alaska


The award winners for Outstanding State Trail Program and Outstanding Recreational Trails Advisory Committee were chosen by the Awards Committee of the National Association of State Park Directors. Those winners are:

Outstanding State Trail Program
California State Trails Program

Outstanding State Recreational Trails Advisory Committee
Massachusetts Recreational Trails Advisory Board (MARTAB)


The Recreational Trails Program

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) of the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses. RTP funds come from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, and represent a portion of the motor fuel excise tax collected from nonhighway recreational fuel use. Since 1991, more than 20,000 RTP-funded projects have been fuunded nationwide and are documented on the RTP database: The RTP leverages hundreds of millions of dollars of additional support from other sources for trails, encourages productive cooperation among trail users, and facilitates healthy outdoor recreation and economic activity across America.

Read more about the current status of RTP funding on the American Trails website.


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