The Katy Trail was inducted into the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame in a March 5th ceremony in Washington, D.C. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy President Keith Laughlin presented the official Hall of Fame award certificate to Gov. Matt Blunt. Also attending were officials from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and key dignitaries associated with the Katy Trail.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is nationally recognizing exemplary rail-trails around the country for induction into the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. Rails-to-Trails selects inductees on merits such as scenic value, high use, trail and trailside amenities, historical significance, excellence in management and maintenance of facility, community connections and geographic distribution. The five-year program will run through December 2011 when the 25th—and final—Rail-Trail Hall of Fame inductee will be selected to coincide with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s 25th Anniversary. (Photo courtesy Rails-to-Trails Conservancy).
Read about the KATY Trail on Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s website