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Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council seeking award nominees

July 5, 2017

The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC) is requesting nominations for its annual Doug Newman Recreation Trails Achievement Award. The nominations provide an opportunity to acknowledge individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses that, through their hard work, integrity and social responsibility, have made outstanding contributions that promote, enhance or expand public awareness and use of Oregon's non-motorized trails.

Named after late ORTAC member Doug Newman, the award recognizes the nominees for their notable achievements, leadership, and commitment of considerable time and skill in working with others to achieve important trail milestones resulting in statewide impact.

Award recipients will receive a commemorative plaque and two complimentary tickets to the Trails Summit Awards Luncheon in October. Nominations must be received by September 1. Details can be found at OPRD Trails Programs and Services.

The council advises the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and its allies in the development and promotion of high quality, non-motorized trail systems. Through public meetings and various trail programs, ORTAC assists in creating, improving and promoting a system of safe, sustainable trails for the well-being and enjoyment of Oregon's residents and visitors.

Oregon provides diverse, high quality trail experiences that reflect the state's remarkable environmental and cultural diversity. ORTAC believes that trail needs and challenges are best addressed through collaboration among all stakeholders, and the utilization of common sense and innovative responses. These trail endeavors inspire all of us to a strong sense of stewardship for our natural and cultural heritage.

For additional information on the Doug Newman Awards Program contact David Stipe, OPRD Manager of Planning + Design at David.Stipe@oregon.gov or 503.709.6202. You can also contact Lauralee Svendsgaard, ORTAC Chair at lsven@peak.org or 541.547.3640.