The Trail Conference's most prestigious award honors volunteers who embody our mission and uphold our values. This award is given to those who have made significant and lasting contributions that have impacted the trails, natural lands, people and/or operations of the Trail Conference.
Raymond H. Torrey was a founding member of the Trail Conference. He was an outdoor writer, fierce advocate for open space and parks, and helped plan and create many of the popular trails in Harriman State Park and beyond.
Guidelines for Nominees
- Embodies multiple Trail Conference values (which can be reviewed here)
- Has made contributions during their volunteer tenure that will have an impact for years to come. [Previous award winners include JoAnn and Paul Dolan for their efforts to save Sterling Forest and Jakob Franke for his conservation efforts on the Long Path.]
- Volunteered with the Trail Conference for a substantial amount of time
- May nominate multiple people together if they were all instrumental parts of the accomplishment you are nominating them for
- Note: Those who have previously been given this award and board members are not eligible