The national Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) recently awarded the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee the 2018 Achievement Award for Outstanding State Recreational Trails Advisory Committee. The state award winner 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 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds.

The award was one of CRT’s 2018 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards. The awards—named for former Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri—recognize outstanding use of RTP funds. The Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee was honored along with 10 trail projects at a special Capitol Hill ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 5 as part of the celebration of Great Outdoors Month. The awards are part of annual efforts by national trails and outdoor recreation organizations to promote the importance of RTP funding to States across America.

The Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee is a 20-member committee that represents both motorized and non-motorized trail users and advises the commonwealth on use of state and federal trail funding, and serves as an effective voice for trail interests in state trail policies and programs.

Learn more about the award here.

Members of the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee in D.C.