The Board of Directors of the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) have selected award winners for the 2021 Annual Tom Petri CRT Awards that honor outstanding projects that utilized Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding.  Despite the ongoing pandemic, there were a record number of projects nominated, and the quality of projects represented was outstanding.  The Awards Committee had a tough time making final decisions and the entire Board of Directors was delighted with the excellent pool of nominations. 

Again, there will not be an in-person awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. but, there will be an online “virtual” ceremony on November 10, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern.  Please join us as we honor these outstanding projects! Special guests, including Members of Congress will once again be invited to participate in the online celebration.

To watch the CRT Awards Ceremony on November 10 at 2 PM EDT on Facebook Live visit just prior to the start of the event.  To find out more about CRT and the RTP visit

As you likely know well, the RTP was created in 1991 and has been key to more than 25,000 projects and programs during its history. The RTP has fans in Congress, in the Executive Branch and across the nation for its effectiveness in unifying government agencies, trail interests and allies in recreation and tourism. Following creation of the RTP, the nation’s leading national trails organizations united to form the Coalition for Recreational Trails for advocacy, to provide support to local trails programs and tell the stories of the program’s successes. One of the ways CRT does that is with national recognition of outstanding use of RTP funds – including this year’s winners.

While we won’t be able to get together in person this year, the virtual event does provide an opportunity for even more people to be involved.  Please join us, and if you have worked on a project that would be eligible for an award, please consider submitting a nomination next year. 

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