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2014 RTP Achievement Awards

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Winners have been announced for the 2014 "Annual Achievement Awards" in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. The awards ceremony hosted by the Coalition for Recreational Trails was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 2014 at U.S. House of Representatives offices. The awards are part of annual efforts by national trails and outdoor recreation organizations to promote the importance of RTP funding to States across America.


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Navajo Lake State Park BOR Trail Rehabilitation (New Mexico)

Environment and Wildlife

photo of Trail Grooming Equipment

The modular retaining wall structure


Fishing enthusiasts from all over the world come to New Mexico to fish the waters of the San Juan River below Navajo Dam. As such, river access trails need to enable significant year-round traffic. The trail at Navajo Lake State Park that descends steeply to the wetlands and river below had become significantly eroded.

An RTP project supported the design and reconstruction of the trail. The project was accomplished under the leadership of the State Parks Division of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The partnership also included the Professional Trailbuilders Association member Reineke Construction.

The work required the placement of more than 2000 modular retaining wall blocks and 43 pre-formed concrete steps, which were installed by hand. The overall goal of the project is to improve visitor safety as well as the sustainability of the trail.


photo of Trail Grooming Equipment

The improved trail route required several switchbacks


For more information:

Judy Kowalski
Parks Division, NM Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department
1220 S. St. Francis Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 476-3387


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