TRAIL AWARDS 

"Great trail systems don't just happen... ... it takes a team effort."

Our award program — announced at each Pierce County Trails Conference — recognizes hard work and achievements in the following general areas:

  • A place or project

  • Lifetime achievement for an individual

  • Individual with a particularly outstanding year

  • Governmental organization

  • Non-governmental organization
     

Basic Criteria

  • The activity must make a significant contribution toward building missing trail links or filling gaps in the regional trail network or have particular importance in bringing equity in recreation/mobility.

  • The recognition will cover current activity (i.e. within the last year), but may also be part of a longer-term project or effort.

  • The recognition should acknowledge tangible achievements: completed projects, new funding available, completion of a plan, beginning of construction, etc.

  • The activity must have some degree of risk or leadership involved in its completion.

Award Recipients

2020 (click here for the presentation slides and here for the virtual video

  • Individual Outstanding Year - Blake Geyen - Social Media Campaign for Voter Access Mobility

  • Government Organization - City of Pacific - Interurban Trail Completion

  • Non-government Organization - East Tacoma Collaborative - Swan Creek Park Cleanup

2019

  • Place/Project - MetroParks Tacoma - Wilson Way Bridge & Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park

  • Non-government Organization - Washington Trails Association

  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Don Partington

2018

  • Place/Project - The Foothills Trail - South Prairie to Buckley - Pierce County Parks & Recreation Services

  • Non-government Organization - Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition

  • Outstanding Year - Gary Leaf

2017

  • Organization in Government - Pierce County Council & Pierce County Executive - Park Impact Fees

  • Outstanding Project - City of Tacoma - Prairie Line Trail

  • Trail Steward - Janet Myers

2016

  • Place/Project - The Waterwalk at Point Ruston

  • Non-Government Organization - Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

  • Lifetime Achievement - Barbara Skinner

2015

  • Place/project – The Cushman Trail, City of Gig Harbor, Pen Met Parks, Pierce County Parks, and Tacoma Public Utilities

  • Non-government Organization – The Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition

  • Outstanding Year – Bill Hilton

  • Lifetime Achievement – John Ernest Berry III

 

2014

  • Place/project – 13 Miles of Bikeways, City of Tacoma (presented to Diane Wiatr)

  • Place/project – Prairie Line Trail – University of Tacoma Station (presented to Milt Tremblay)

  • Non-government Organization – The Russell Family Foundation for the Puyallup Watershed Initiative (presented to Richard Woo)

 

2013

  • Government Organization - City of Bonney Lake (presented to Gary Leaf and Terry Reid)

  • Lifetime Achievement - Ernest Bay

  • Lifetime Achievement - Bryan Bowden

  • Lifetime Achievement - Buzz Grant

  • Lifetime Achievement - Kathy Kravit-Smith

  • Lifetime Achievement - Kirk Kirkland

2012

  • Lifetime Achievement - Terry Lee

  • Government Organization - City of Sumner (presented to Ted Hill)

 

2011

  • Outstanding Year - Bob & Diane Kastama

  • Government Organization - City of Tacoma (presented to Diane Wiatr)

 

2010

  • Outstanding Year - Don Partington

  • Government Organization - Chambers Creek Properties (presented to:  Pierce County Council)

 

2009

  • Outstanding Year - Marian Betzer

  • Government Organization - Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department

 

2008

  • Lifetime Achievement - Dixie Gatchel

  • Place/project - Chambers Creek Properties

 

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243 S. 55th Street

Tacoma, WA 98408

360-357-3871

E-Mail: info@forevergreentrails.org

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