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CRT Member Organization Announces Award Winners
2019 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards

CRT Member Organization Announces Award Winners

The award-winning projects are funded through the RTP and the award was named in honor of Tom Petri, a former member of Congress and RTP champion.

American Trails recently announced the winners of the 2019 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards, which recognizes use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. RTP provides funds to the states to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities.

In an effort to promote RTP funding to states across America, the awards recognize national trails and outdoor recreation organizations. Eligibility requires that projects submitted be completed no later than 2010. The 10 categories for the Annual Achievement Awards focus primarily on planning, maintaining, repairing, facilitating, and/or establishing trails for the community.

The ceremony was hosted by the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT), which is a federation of national and regional trail-related organizations. Members build awareness of the RTP; the program returns federal gasoline taxes for trail development and maintenance. RTP funds come from the Federal Highway Trust Fund and represent less than one third of the motor fuel excise tax paid into the Trust Fund from non-highway recreational fuel use.

2019 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Award Winners

Engaging Public-Sector Partners
Duck River Reservoir Recreation Area - Cullman County, Alabama

Youth Conservation/Service Corps and Community Outreach
Lassen Peak Trail - Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Education and Communication
Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC) - Bozeman, Montana

Community Linkage
Ramanessin Brook Greenway Trails - Holmdel Township, New Jersey

Accessibility Enhancement
Sassafras Mountain - Pickens County, South Carolina

Outstanding State Trail Program

Construction and Design
Weed Patch Mountain Trail - Buffalo Creek Park Trailhead, Lake Lure, North Carolina

Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing
Mount Emily Recreation Area - Union County, Oregon

Public-Private Partnerships Enhancing Public Lands Access and Use
Pole Mountain Trails - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Wyoming

Access to And Use of Public Land
Palmetto Trail Extension at Stumphouse Mountain - City of Walhalla, South Carolina

Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Stage Coach Trail Improvements - Vermont

Enhancement of Federal Lands
Diversified Winter Trail Grooming - Wyoming

For more information about the winners, click HERE.

To learn more about the RTP, click HERE.

To learn more about the CRT, click HERE

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