Program Update - October 10, 2008
FY 2009 Federal-Aid Highway Program Apportionments
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced FY 2009 Federal-Aid Highway Program apportionments. See FHWA Notices at www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines
The Federal Government issued Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans on October 7, 2008. The Guidelines describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans. See www.health.gov/paguidelines/. The report states: Communities can provide many opportunities for physical activity, such as walking trails, bicycle lanes on roads, sidewalks, and sports fields.
National Recreation Trail Designation Applications
The Department of the Interior's National Recreation Trail (NRT) application deadline is November 1, 2008. Please encourage potential applicants to visit the NRT website: www.americantrails.org/nationalrecreationtrails/ApplyNRT.html to find out more about the application process and to download the application form. Applicants should submit a trail map, digital photos, and both a hard copy and electronic version of the application(s).
Awards and AnniversariesThe National Trails System Act 40th Anniversary!
The National Trails System is the network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the National Trails System Act of 1968. These trails provide for outdoor recreation needs, promote the enjoyment, appreciation, and preservation of open-air, outdoor areas and historic resources, and encourage public access and citizen involvement. See www.nps.gov/nts/. The National Trails System Act celebrates its 40th Anniversary on October 2, 2008.
Training and Resources
Universal Trail Assessment Process and TrailWare Course
A UTAP Coordinator Workshop and TrailWare Training will be offered at the 19th National Trails Symposium on Nov 13-14, 2008. See www.americantrails.org/2008/fwutap.html.
Tax Incentives for Trails and Conservation
Resources are available for tax incentives for trails or other conservation purposes from the Conservation Resource Center. www.taxcreditexchange.com/library.html
Upcoming ConferencesSee additional events at: