Council Awards to be Given at Symposium!

This year’s Council Award winners have been notified, and we are thrilled!  These awards will be handed out at our Symposium on October 15th.

Our award categories include:

  • David Kingsbury Smith Award: given to the individual who exemplifies a life-long dedication to trail stewardship and who has, through their efforts, made a significant contribution to trails in Vermont.

  • Green Mountain Award: given to the trail organization or group that, as a result of its long-term investment in the Vermont trails community, has made significant contributions to the development, maintenance and stewardship of trails in Vermont.

  • Project of the Year: recognizes an outstanding trail project that demonstrates creativity, cooperation, excellence and stewardship in providing and/or enhancing trail opportunities in Vermont.

  • Community Enhancement Award: recognizes the trail project that, through its origins and connections on a local scale, strengthens communities and enhances the quality of life for Vermonters.

  • Council Stewardship Award: given to the individual or group who, through their participation and devotion to the Vermont Trails and Greenways Council, has contributed to the health and well-being of Vermont’s trail community.

  • The Muddy Boot Award: given to a trail volunteer to recognize an individual in Vermont who has contributed to on-the-ground trail work, trail advocacy efforts to encourage responsible use and environmental stewardship, and has demonstrated leadership through their participation.

Come to the Symposium to find out who won!