Our Stories

2022 Vanguard + Trailblazer Awards

  Vanguard Award recipients are legislators or other public officials whose leadership, actions, and advocacy have substantially benefited the North Country National Scenic Trail over a Chapter/Affiliate/Partner’s area or larger, not just a short segment. Mary Mertz, Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Mary Mertz, Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), has arguably accomplished […]

2022 Communicator + Outreach Awards

  Communicator Award recipients are volunteers who do exemplary work in promoting the Trail or the NCTA through a communications medium (newsletter, web site, brochure, etc.) or personal contacts over a three-year period or more. James Falk. NCTA staff have long since relied on the expertise of graphic design contractors for producing a variety of […]

2022 Outstanding Private Landowner + Trail Protector Awards

  Outstanding Private Landowner Award recipients are private landowners whose leadership, accommodation and active collaboration have substantially benefited the North Country Trail. Edwards Family. In 2005, as the Wampum Chapter (Pa.) was establishing Trail and relationships with landowners, they met John Edwards. John contacted the Chapter and granted permission to host the NCNST on his […]