The NCTA honors volunteers for their hard work on and for the North Country Trail.
The awards ceremony is held each year during the annual NCTA Celebration. Those who receive these awards have given exceptional service, often many years’ worth, to the North Country Trail and the North Country Trail Association. There are diverse award categories to represent the myriad of efforts put forth for the Trail.
Nominations for 2021 awards will be accepted between January 15 and May 1, 2021. Nominate via the online form (below), or by downloading the form and emailing it to Larry Pio at email@example.com or Abby Whittington at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone can make a nomination. Descriptive detail is necessary to include in the nomination submission to allow the Awards Committee to adequately compare nominees.
If your nominee did not receive the award last time, please do not be discouraged! Nominate them again with as much information as possible. The Awards Committee is allowed to select three nominations in each category for recognition, aside from Trail Builder and Trail Maintainer (which now have up to five recipients). Who are you thankful for in your local Chapter, state or region?
NCTA Award Categories
National Park Service Awards
In 1970, Congress passed the Volunteers-In-Parks Act to allow national parks to use “volunteers for or in aid of interpretive functions, or visitor services or activities.” Since then, volunteers have supported National Park units in many aspects, such as natural and cultural resources, interpretation and maintenance. In turn, volunteers have been able to give back to communities in some of the most visually captivating, historically rich, and ecologically vital locations our nation has to offer. Volunteers with the North Country National Scenic Trail are included as part of that National Park legacy. Thanks to all the North Country Trail volunteers for your hard work and dedication throughout the years!
Header photo by Dove Day