The National Trails Training Partnership (NTTP) is a group of Federal agencies and trail advocacy organizations working together to provide and deliver training to promote good trail planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management.
Trail publications are available at the Recreational Trails publications page, including many US Forest Service trail publications.
|State Trail Administrators and Federal agency officials with responsibilities for national, regional, or statewide trail programs.|
|State Trail Administrators Training Workshop|
|September 20-22, 2005.|
|Day 1: Bellevue Hall, Bellevue State Park
Day 2: White Clay Creek State Park
Day 3: UTAP Training. Location TBD
|To train State and Federal trails program staff on the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), including changes that may result from program reauthorization under new surface transportation legislation, and to explore other trail related issues. This is an opportunity for problem solving on specific RTP requirements and to share ideas on more effective use of resources.|
NOTE: The STAM meeting will consist of 1 day of classroom training and 2 days of field training. Transportation between the hotel and each of the training locations will be provided.
If there are riders out there that are interested, I have six bikes available to use. I have sizes that range from 14" to 21" and are in excellent working condition. I will make these available on a first come basis each day...so bring your gear and peddles (if you don't want to use flats).
If you end up bringing your bike I have plenty of secure space at the trail crew headquarters if you want to keep it there. If you have any questions about biking please contact me directly.
If it hasn't been mentioned, we have 15 miles of excellent flowly single track within easy reach of town (in White Clay Creek State Park). If that is not enough for you we can shuttle you five miles to an additional 30 or so.
Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation
Baltimore/Washington International Airport - http://www.bwiairport.com/
Trains Stations - www.amtrak.com
Wilmington, DE (WIL)
100 South French Street
at Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Newark, DE (NRK)
429 South College Ave.
Newark, DE 19711
If you call Marriott's 800 number, you may be told that rooms for the 2005 STAM are booked. This is not correct. Marriott central reservations has been asked to correct this. If this continues, please let us know.
We recommend that you call the Courtyard Marriott in Newark, DE directly at 302-737-0900. Be sure to tell reservations you are with the State Trail Administrator's group. Some folks are saying they are with Trail Blazers. Delaware has instructed Courtyard NOT to take reservations from anyone identifying themselves as Trail Blazers.
If you bring a bicycle, you may keep it in your room.
The Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware
Courtyard Marriott has reserved a block of rooms. Rate: $124/night for singles or doubles. You may select queen and king beds. The rate applies from Saturday, September 17th through 22nd.
The hotel is on UD Campus and in a convenient location; just a few blocks from Main Street, Newark. The Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware offers all the services and amenities of a fine, business-class hotel. The hotel also serves as an educational and research facility for faculty and students of the UD hotel, restaurant, and institutional management program.
Let registration know you are with State Trail Administrators. It's best to call 800-321-2211. Guests can make reservations online, but Marriott is experiencing difficulty with group codes. STAM rate guaranteed until August 27, 2005.
Please don't forget to coordinate closely with your: