William Stoltzfus Gets Trail Conference Distinguished Service Award
The Trail Conference Volunteer Committee and North Jersey Trails Committee honored William Stoltzfus, Jr., for his many years of dedicated trails service by presenting him with a Distinguished Service Award this past fall.
Bill, of Skillman, NJ, and retired from the United States Foreign Service, maintains sections of the Hewitt-Butler Trail in Norvin Green State Forest (since 1994), the Hasenclever Iron Trail in Ringwood State Park (since 2004), and also co-maintains the Spring North Trail in Wawayanda State Park (since 1994).
In the early 1990s, Bill volunteered as Trails Supervisor for the Northern Wyanokies, coordinating the efforts of Trail Conference trail maintainers in the region, and volunteered as a certified chain sawyer. He has been a frequent participant with the North Jersey Trail Crew headed by Sandy Parr.
The Distinguished Service Award is a new award created by the Volunteer Committee to recognize long years of service or a special achievement by Trail Conference volunteers. They are given on an as-appropriate basis by the committee.