American Trails National and International Trails Award Winners Announced at the 23rd International Trails Symposium in Dayton, Ohio on May 7-10, 2017

Hulet Hornbeck Lifetime Service Award: Reese Lukei, Jr.:

This award is for an individual that, like Hulet Hornbeck, exemplifies long-standing vision and wisdom in support of trails.

Reese Lukei, Jr.’s long and productive career with trails began with his interest and dedication to the outdoors and migratory birds in the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge on Chesapeake Bay in Virginia.

Trail Accessibility Award: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary:

This award recognizes a project that demonstrates integration of accessibility characteristics into its design and construction.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a 2,600-acre natural area in southeastern Pennsylvania that is famous as the world’s first refuge for birds of prey.

Trail Planning & Design Award, Level One: City of San Jose and Callander Associates:

This award recognizes a trail project that demonstrates innovative planning and design techniques while making a positive contribution to the community it serves.

San Jose, California has one of the nation’s largest urban trail networks. Over 57 miles of trails are developed and open to the public.

Trail Planning & Design Award, Level Two: Greater Yellowstone Trail Concept Plan:

This award recognizes a project that demonstrates innovative planning and design techniques while making a positive contribution to the community it serves. (Level Two category – more than $500,000)

The Greater Yellowstone Trail Concept Plan seeks to provide residents and visitors alike with a sustainable, healthy, and authentic way to experience the region’s unique landscapes and history in Montana.

Trail Partnership Award: Waldo County Trails Coalition:

This award is given to a partnership which benefits agencies or services within the field of trail planning, design, or implementation.

The Waldo County Trails Coalition is a collaborative project of nine Waldo County organizations working to create a 47-mile year-round recreational footpath stretching from Unity to Belfast, Maine. skiing.

Trail Promotion and Education Award: Cleveland Metroparks Trail Ambassador Volunteer Program:

This award recognizes innovative and successful strategies for promoting and increasing trail use and understanding.

Cleveland Metroparks in Ohio serves over 44 million visitors annually. The 23,000+ acre park district is open 365 days per year. The park has 300 miles of trails, including all-purpose trails, hiking trails, and bridle paths.

Trails for Health Award: Quad City Health Initiative, Be Healthy QC Coalition, and Bi-State Regional Commission:

This award recognizes a community’s commitment to improving access to trails and promoting their use and importance for increasing physical activity.

The Quad Cities’ trail network is located at the intersection of two national trail…

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