Awards and Honorees

AWARD NOMINATIONS
Members may nominate individuals for Trail Conference awards. Awards are determined by the Board of Directors, except for Distinguished Service Awards, which are determined by the Volunteer Committee.

Award winners are honored and recognized at our Annual Meeting. Please send nominations (with supporting statements) to the Volunteer Committee at [email protected] or use the online award web form. Click here to see examples of nominations.

The awards are described below; click on 'awardees' to see past honorees.


Annual Meeting AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015

 


AWARDS & PAST HONOREES

Distinguished Service Award

Given by the Volunteer Committee to recognize 3-4 years of service or a special achievement by Trail Conference volunteers. Not an annual award, they are given on an as-appropriate basis by the committee, upon review of nominations that may be submitted by anyone. Awardees.

Ken Lloyd Award

Recognizes members of Trail Conference member clubs or member clubs who have demonstrated exemplary service to trail maintenance, management, and/or trail land protection. It is usually given after more than seven years of service. Awardees.

Paul Leikin Extra Mile Award

Recognizes those volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to projects such as a book, map or advocacy. Awardees.

William Hoeferlin Award

Recognizes Trail Conference volunteers who have demonstrated exemplary service to trail maintenance, management, and/or trail land protection. It is usually given after more than seven years of service. Awardees.

Don Derr Award
Recognizes the outstanding contributions and exemplary service by off-trail volunteers. Usually given after five or more years of service or at the conclusion of a major project. Awardees.

Corporate Partner Award

Given to businesses or their employees for outstanding service to the hiking community. Awardees.

Major William A. Welch Trail Partner Award

Presented to those outside the Trail Conference-for example, state, federal, or local agency partner, land managers, or officials- who have given long and/or significant assistance to the local hiking community. It is usually given after more than seven years of service. Awardees.

Next Generation Award

Given to those under age 21 who are making significant contributions of time and energy to trail building or protection. An awardee may be an individual or a group. A single project such as an Eagle Scout project does not qualify, but a Boy Scout Troop that has had many Eagle Scout projects is eligible. Awardees.

Leo Rothschild Conservation Award

Presented to a person or organization that has made a significant contribution to the protection of our trails and/or the natural lands that surround them. Awardees.

Honorary Life Membership

Conveys life member status and the right to vote at Delegate's meetings. Usually given after long (greater than 20) years of extraordinary service to the Trail Conference. Awardees

Raymond H. Torrey Award

The Trail Conference' s most prestigious award, given for significant and lasting contributions that protect hiking trails and the land upon which they rest. Awardees.

  

Make an award nomination.