20th American Trails National Symposium

Chattanooga, Tennessee ~ November 14-17, 2010

On the Path of Excellence: American Trails' National Trails Awards Program honors people and programs at the 20th American Trails National Symposium. The awards celebration was held in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nov. 16, 2010.


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2010 State Trail Advocacy Awards

The Trail Advocacy award is given to an individual that has demonstrated successful efforts to influence public policy relating to trail planning, trail protection, trail development, or maintenance.


Ben Stout and Bob Scatterday - WEST VIRGINIA


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Bob “Scat” Scatterday and Ben Stout have been long term advocates for the Wheeling Heritage Trail.

These two volunteers have drafted proposals for incorporating abandoned rail lines into the system, written grant proposals, given speeches on the benefits of developing the trail system, and hosted guided tours of the existing and proposed trails.

Robert and Ben have worked to ensure that the Wheeling Heritage Trail links to a larger biking and walking network. The goal is to complete an urban trail system usng abandoned railroad lines connecting the town of Wheeling with neighboring states.

The trail unites diverse neighborhoods, employs routes once used by old wagon trains, and will eventually become part of the AASHTO/Adventure Cycling U.S. Bicycle Route System.








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