Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council seeks nominations for Doug Newman Memorial Award


SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council is calling for nominations for the annual Doug Newman Memorial Award. The award honors an individual whose hard work, integrity and social responsibility have made significant statewide contributions to Oregon’s non-motorized trails.

All nominations are due by June 30th and can be submitted at https://form.jotform.com/221327938088161.

The 2022 honoree will be recognized at the Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit in October: https://www.oregontrailscoalition.org/summit.

The award recognizes Doug Newman, an Oregonian whose efforts have inspired, benefited, and contributed to Oregon’s trails and trail users. Doug was an outdoor enthusiast, author, outdoor contributor for Eugene Register-Guard, and a member of ORTAC. The memorial award was established shortly after his death in 1992.

A list of previous awardees is available at https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/BWT/Documents/ORTAC-Doug-Newman-Award-Recipients.pdf.

ORTAC was created by the Legislature in 1971 to advise the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and its partners on the development, management, and promotion of quality non-motorized trail systems throughout Oregon.

For more information, contact program coordinator Jodi Bellefeuille at 503-856-6316 or [email protected]