2017 CRT Awards

Coalition for Recreational Trails Honors Outstanding Trail Projects and State Program

Ten trail projects and a State Trail Program have been chosen by the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) as recipients of its 2017 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards. The awards – named for former Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri – recognize outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. These projects will be honored at a special Capitol Hill ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 14 as part of the celebration of Great Outdoors Month®.

The trail projects honored by the CRT and their award categories are:

  • Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (Pennsylvania) – Construction and Design
  • Alaka‘i Swamp Trail (Hawai‘i) – Maintenance and Rehabilitation
  • Middle Fork National Recreation Trail Improvements Project, Willamette National Forest (Oregon) – Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing
  • Rountree Branch Trail (Wisconsin) – Engaging Public-Sector Partners
  • Woodruff Greenway Trail (South Carolina) – Education and Communication
  • Arizona Conservation Corps Mogollon Rim Ancestral Lands Trail Crew, Coconino National Forest (Arizona) – Youth Conservation/Service Corps and Community Outreach
  • Black River Falls Motorized Access Trail (Wisconsin) – Community Linkage
  • Talisi Riverwalk Trail Extension and Pedestrian/Bicycle Lane (Alabama) – Accessibility Enhancement
  • Mountains-to-Sea State Trail/Fonta Flora State Trail Connector (North Carolina) – Public-Private Partnerships Enhancing Public Lands Access and Use
  • Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Trail (Delaware and Maryland) – Enhancement of Federal Lands
  • CRT is also proud to present Arizona State Parks and Trails with 2017’s Achievement Award for Outstanding State Trail Program. The award is chosen each year by the National Association of State Park Directors Awards Committee – particularly appropriate because in most states, the state park agency administers the RTP.