The Washington State Trails Coalition is pleased to continue the Washington State Trails Awards Program.  These biennial awards recognize the efforts and achievements of exceptional individuals, organizations, and land managers who are working to make the trails of Washington State the nation’s best.

Winners will be presented at the 2022 Washington Trails Conference Awards Reception, Everett, WA on Friday evening, October 28, 2022.


Lifetime Service Award:  This award honors an individual who has demonstrated longstanding and exceptional service to the trails of Washington State and their users.   Areas of impact could include advocacy, planning, community engagement, construction/maintenance, and education.

Trail Leader Award:  Honors an individual, organization, or land manager that has had the most significant, positive, contribution to any aspect of Washington trails over the past two years.

Emerging Leader Award: This award honors an emerging leader who has distinguished themselves with a significant, positive contribution to any aspect of Washington trails over the last two years. Special consideration will be given for exceptional community service with a direct and specific benefit to youth outdoor recreation, fostering youth stewardship, or the use of trails by youth. Nominations will be considered for individuals who were under 30 years of age at the time of the contribution and for programs/organizations that are primarily composed of, or led by, youth or adults under age 30.

Outstanding Trail Award: The award recognizes a trail project which has demonstrated at least some of the following during the past five years:  exceptional planning, design, and implementation, public participation, creative funding, verified economic impact, outstanding user experience, and benefit to the local community.  Applications will be accepted from any individual, organization, or government entity involved with, or directly impacted by, the trail.

Begin your nomination by clicking here!

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