William Hoeferlin Award recognizes Trail Conference volunteers who have demonstrated exemplary service to trail maintenance, management, and/or trail land protection. This year the award was presented to:
Dave Webber, of Poughkeepsie, NY, has been volunteering on New York trails since 1988, primarily at Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County. A trail maintainer in the park since at least 1998, Dave took on the responsibilities of trails supervisor there in 2003. He has volunteered on trail crews across our New York regions, and in 2004 became a stalwart on the then newly formed West Hudson North Trail Crew (WHN). Though resisting the title “Crew Chief,” Dave has coordinated WHN trail crew projects effectively and with humor for several years. Even with these additional responsibilities, Dave has continued to maintain his beloved Mossy Glen Trail, last year seriously battered by flooding caused by Hurricanes Irene and Lee. Quietly reliable, Dave is always willing to do whatever is useful whether or not it’s his “job”. He works well with park managers and is diligently supportive of the maintainers in the park. In short – Mr. Dependable.
–Patty Lee Parmalee, Trails Chair for West Hudson North