Our Trail U Gets NJ Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

NJ Governor's Environmental Excellence AwardWe are very proud to announce that the Trail Conference was named winner of the 2014 New Jersey Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in the Environmental Education (Educator-led) category for our Trail University program.  The award was presented by the New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) at a December 8 ceremony in Trenton.

“Many New Jersey state parks and forests rely on Trail Conference volunteers to keep trails maintained, well-marked and safe for public access, in addition to reducing erosion and protecting sensitive habitats and aquatic areas,” DEP noted in its award announcement.

In 2013 Trail Conference volunteers donated a combined total of 16,979 hours to benefiting New Jersey’s public lands. Volunteers recruited through Trail University help maintain more than 678 miles of hiking trails in New Jersey. We also offer Trail U in New York.

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About Trail Walker

Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of more than 2,100 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. The Trail Conference organizes volunteer service projects that keep these trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public. We publish maps and books that guide public use of these trails. The Trail Conference is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 clubs with a combined membership of 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.
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