The Washington State Trails Coalition is excited to continue its 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.
There are four award categories (see more below):
This award will honor an individual who has demonstrated longstanding and exceptional service to the trails of Washington State and its users. Areas of impact could include advocacy, planning, community engagement, construction, maintenance, and education.
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.
Tab ContentThis 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.
Tab ContentThe 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.
Applications accepted July 1st, 2022 – August 26th, 2022
Include a .docx format file, 750-word maximum with no graphics, which clearly presents the exceptional values of the individual or organization for which the nomination is submitted. This narrative should align with the criteria for the appropriate category.
The 2018 WSTC Trails Awards Winners were announced during the Friday Night Out Reception of the Washington State Trails Conference in Wenatchee.
The 2016 WSTC Trails Awards Winners were announced during the Friday Night Out Reception of the Washington State Trails Conference in Richland.