2018 CRT Awards

Coalition for Recreational Trails Honors Outstanding Trail Projects and State Program

Ten trail projects and a State Trail Program were chosen by the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) as recipients of its 2018 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 were honored at a special Capitol Hill ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 5 as part of the celebration of Great Outdoors Month®.

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

  • Ouachita National Recreation Trail Shelter Project, Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas and Oklahoma) – Construction and Design
  • Wildcat Rock Trail (North Carolina) – Construction and Design
  • Horseshoe Bend Park Trail (New Jersey) – Maintenance and Rehabilitation
  • Brule River Bridge (Michigan and Wisconsin) – Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing
  • Spearhead Trails (Virginia) – Education and Communication
  • Pole Mountain Trail Project, Medicine Bow National Forest (Wyoming) – Youth Conservation/Service Corps and Community Outreach
  • Drake Harbor Recreation Area (Missouri) – Community Linkage
  • Lions Club Park – Camp Creek Greenway Connection (Georgia) – Accessibility Enhancement
  • McPhee Overlook Trail, San Juan National Forest (Colorado) – Public-Private Partnerships Enhancing Public Lands Access and Use
  • Rim Butte OHV Jeep Trails, Deschutes National Forest (Oregon) – Enhancement of Federal Lands
  • CRT is also proud to present the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee with 2018’s Achievement Award for Outstanding State Recreational Trails Advisory Committee. 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.