© 2023 by Nature Org. Proudly created with Wix.com

These annual awards celebrate individuals, groups, and businesses which reach out to assist the communities of Clarion, Crawford, and Venango Counties to enhance or protect greenways and trails, which can be parks, land and water trails, hiking /walking paths, scenic and cultural resources. 

James E. Holden Greenways Volunteer of the Year - for significant uncompensated hours and expertise given to a project or a group.

co-sponsored by the Holden family

and the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism

Thomas J. Allen Greenways Partner of the Year - for donated support, resources, items, and/or expertise given to a project or a group.

sponsored by the Franklin Industrial and Commercial Development Authority.

Greenways Neighbor of the Year

- person, group, business, or entity situated next to one or more segments of the diverse greenways and trails.

sponsored by friends of the Council on Greenways and Trails

Drake Well Museum grounds - photo by Debra Frawley

Mrs. Leah Carter, an active and avid trail advocate who supports the local and regional recreational trails systems and organizations, including the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance.

Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development Council, recognizing their active technical assistance and grant management services provided to multiple trail owning and advocacy organizations.

Drake Well Museum for their work as manager of the Jersey Bridge Trailhead as well as their strong support and participation in the National Trails Day and other regional events.

* Read the full news release about the

2019 Award winners

Our trails and waterways, parks and open space provide adventure and inspiration.

Where will yours be?

What will you find?

Find Events this season

Under Connect to You!

CGT members

are making sure the region does have what they need!

Look at what we

are doing!

Recreation & Economic Development

Are you a business with goods or services outdoor recreation visitors need?  Are you in a Trail Town?


Full report - 2013 EPT Trail User Survey & Economic Impact Analysis


Do you want to protect your land and pass it on to your children?


The Council on Greenways & Trails (CGT) works with those in the region that are realizing the value of our natural and outdoor recreational resources and partnering to protect and/or develop those resources for the benefit of our citizens and visitors and increase the economic impact that they bring.


 * Protection of Natural Resources

 * Support of Economic Prosperity

 * Stewardship of Pennsylvania's 

    Rural and Farmland Legacy

 * Conservation of Scenic, Historic

    and Cultural Resources

 * Public Recreation, Health, and


 * Creation of Educational


 * Promotion of Sustainable

   Development &

   Sound Land Use


Through the partnerships and the projects already completed, the members of the Council on Greenways & Trails are working together as never before.  Connections are being made through the realization that partnerships can impact entire regions and seemingly intangible quality of life issues can have real economic impact

Get Involved

Join a trail group or a local land trust.  What skills and talents can you add to the projects?


Are you a business that provides goods and services to trail users?


Nominate someone or a group for the Greenways Awards.