Our Stories

2023 Volunteer Awards: Distinguished Service

  Bruce Dziadzio As President of the NCTA Chief Baw Beese Chapter in Michigan for nearly a decade now, Bruce is a shining example of leadership. He has established and improved many relationships with key local partners and landowners. Using his excellent engineering skills, Bruce prioritizes consistency, safety, and trail user experience during trail improvement […]

Christopher White: NCNST Long Distance Hiker

  Christopher White Central patch + Wisconsin, Michigan, and 1,000-Mile rockers My journey on the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST) started on July 24, 2021, but I didn’t know it at that time. In June 2021, I had finished the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and had heard a lot about the Superior Hiking […]

2023 Volunteer Awards: Lifetime Achievement

  Dennis Garrett Dennis’s contributions start at the Chapter and community level, reach throughout the state of Pennsylvania, then beyond to the entire length of the NCNST. Thanks to his leadership, the NCTA Wampum Chapter has evolved from a 34-member group to an aggregation of over 200 volunteers, community organizations, and landowners. He has established […]