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February 22, 2012 2:17 PM

BLUERIBBON COALITION ACTION ALERT! Nominate Your Favorite Motorized RTP Project for Award Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber, The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT), a federation of national and regional trail-related organizations, is pleased to announce its 2012 achievement awards to recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP).  The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. during Great Outdoors Week 2012 (June 2-10) as part of the Coalition's ongoing effort to build awareness and appreciation of this highly successful program

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT), a federation of national and regional trail-related organizations, is pleased to announce its 2012 achievement awards to recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP).  The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. during Great Outdoors Week 2012 (June 2-10) as part of the Coalition's ongoing effort to build awareness and appreciation of this highly successful program which has greatly enhanced the quantity and quality of trail experiences available to the public.  The CRT will be holding the awards ceremony on Capitol Hill and will encourage Members of Congress to join in honoring the outstanding achievements of their constituents.

Award winners will be selected from projects nominated by public agencies, trail administrators or other project sponsors.  Projects must be completed in order to receive an award.  In addition, projects completed before 1998 are ineligible.  Project award categories will include: construction and design; maintenance and rehabilitation; education and communication initiatives; accessibility enhancement; multiple-use management or "corridor sharing"; environment/wildlife compatibility; and use of youth conservation/service corps. 

Now is your chance to nominate an outstanding project, and to encourage the sponsor(s) of an excellent project in your state to submit a nomination as well. A nomination form can be downloaded at
http://www.sharetrails.org/uploads/CRTawardNomination2012.doc. This year, for the first time, those making nominations are encouraged to solicit support from their Members of Congress - both U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators - to build awareness of excellent RTP-funded projects and the RTP program itself.  Additional information can be found on the nomination form.

The nomination form, and any supporting materials (including pictures) should be returned by March 31, 2012, to the Chair of the Coalition's Awards Committee: 

Duane Taylor
Director of Federal Affairs
Motorcycle Industry Council
1235 South Clark Street, Suite 600
Arlington, Virginia 22202 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call him at (703) 416-0444 or send him an e-mail at dtaylor@mic.org.  Winners should be notified no later than April 30, 2012.

We hope you will join us in this important effort to recognize the significant contributions to trail-related recreation that the Recreational Trails Program is supporting all across the country.

For more information, and to view past award winners, check out the Annual Achievement Awards Page at http://www.americantrails.org/rtp/crtawards.html.

HELP ENSURE THAT QUALITY OHV PROJECTS GET RECOGNIZED

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

 


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