24 Organizations Collaborate for $2.4M for Trail Projects
2005 - United
Four Wheel Drive Associations
was one of 24 national
organizations uniting in one voice urging Congress to fund the
recreational trails program at all-time high levels.
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP)
is a federal program that
funds motorized and non-motorized trail grants at the state level. Each
state receives a portion of the multi-million dollar program to fund
grants for both motorized and non-motorized trail projects.
United, and 23 other organizations,
signed a letter prepared by the
Coalition for Recreation Trails requesting the House of Representatives
pass H.R. 3 to fund the RTP. The House has already passed the bill and
if the Senate passes the bill $70 million will be available for trail
projects in 2005.
The amount available for grants rises
each year from 2004 to 2009
$110 million available in 2009. 30% of all grants must be used for
motorized trail projects. That's over $21 million available for
motorized trails in 2005 and $24 million in 2006.
"United was honored to take part in
this cooperative venture with so
many other important and notable organizations", stated Carla Boucher,
well-known attorney for United. "The Coalition for Recreational Trails
did an outstanding job of orchestrating this huge effort", Boucher went
on to say.
Please contact your Senators today
asking them to match the funding
level of the House bill.