Trail Conference Volunteers Get Top Recognition in New York, New Jersey from National Trails Group

American Trails
Jane Daniels, NY State Trail Worker of 2013 Monica Day, New Jersey State Trail Worker of 2013

David Day, New Jersey State Trail Worker of 2013


Three Cheers!

The Trail Conference celebrates three of our most dedicated volunteers on the occasion of their recognition as State Trail Workers of the Year by American Trails, the national trails advocacy and support organization.

Jane Daniels, of Mohegan Lake, NY, was named State Trail Worker of the Year  in New York and Monica and David Day of Highland Park, NJ were honored as State Trail Workers of the Year in New Jersey.

The State Trail Worker Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding contributions and provided consistent support for trail planning, development, or maintenance. They recognize the commitment and efforts of private or public sector individuals working for enhanced trail recreation in their local area/state.

Jane Daniels, in addition to being a member and volunteer of the Trail Conference since 1979, including serving as chair of the board of directors from 2001-2007, has been involved with trails from the local to regional and state level over the past three decades. Her ever-present dedication to the trails community is evident in the many positions she’s held, efforts she’s organized, trail books she’s authored or edited, and most recently her leadership in the Yorktown Community Trails project.

David and Monica Day are 30 year veterans of the Trail Conference and are the Trail Crew Chairs of the West Jersey Crew. Thanks to their dedication they have forever changed the condition of New Jersey’s trails for the best.

The 2013 awards celebration was held in April at Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona, at the organization's annual international symposium.

Read more about these awards and our volunteers at American Trails: