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Awards and Honorees
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@example.com or use the online award web form. Deadline for 2013 is July 1.
The awards are described below; click on 'awardees' to see past honorees.
Annual Meeting AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS
AWARDS & PAST HONOREES
Honorary Life Membership
Conveys life member status and the right to vote at Delegate's meetings. Usually given after long years of service to the Conference. Awardees.
Raymond H. Torrey Award
The Conference' s most prestigious award, given for significant and lasting contributions that protect hiking trails and the land upon which they rest. Awardees.
William Hoeferlin Award
Recognizes Trail Conference volunteers who have demonstrated exemplary service to trail maintenance, management, and/or trail land protection. 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.
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 officials- who have given long and/or significant assistance to the local hiking community. Awardees.
Next Generation Award
Given to those under age 21 who are making significant contributions of time and energy to trail building or protection. 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. Awardees.
Paul Leikin Extra Mile Award
Recognizes those volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to projects such as a book, map or advocacy. Awardees.
Distinguished Service Award
Given by the Volunteer Committee to recognize long 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.