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18th National Trails Symposium Quad Cities October 19-22, 2006

Some facts from the Symposium

The Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois proved to be a memorable location for the 2006 National Trails Symposium&emdash; not only because of the beautiful trail system and the majestic Mississippi River within walking distance, but also from the generous hospitality we received from the local community and how truly honored and happy they were to have us all there. Please visit the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau's website for trails events happening throughout the year:

We also want to recognize the great states of Iowa ( and Illinois ( and encourage you to browse their websites to check out the great things they are doing for trails everyday.

We also want to thank our cutting-edge presenters and generous sponsors. Check out all of our sponsors on page 25. You can view all of the presenters' bios and get their contact information at

Here are some statistics from the Symposium:

47 of 50 U.S. States and D.C. were represented&emdash; all but Hawaii, Louisiana, and Mississippi

602 people registered for the Symposium

15 attendees from Canada

One attendee from France and one from Jamaica

150 Presenters and 170 Volunteers

143 Sponsors and 100 Exhibitors

Joe Walker wins ATV raffle

We thank John Deere for their generous donation of a John Deere Buck ATV that was raffled off at the National Trails Symposium in the Quad Cities. The winner was Joe Walker of Denton, Texas. Here is what Joe told us after being notified that he had won:

"Thank you to American Trails for setting up the raffle. I was very excited to get the news. The Deere ATV will be a big help with two upcoming trail projects hauling in tools and water for the crews that are scheduled to renovate and swath cut eight miles of trails. With this new resource I will have to try and get more crew time organized to get even more done in the future. I really appreciate the support of both John Deere and American Trails."

Where to find it:


Won by Joe Walker, from Denton, Texas:




Updated September 1, 2009

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