Over the years, TTA has established a number of recognition award programs:
The Tennessee Trails Award
recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of individuals and organizations to the futherance of TTA’s objectives. This award is not necessarily presented each year and may recognize either individual members, non-members, or organizations.
The Bill Stutz Award
honors the memory of Bill Stutz, a much beloved hiker who played an active role in the early days of TTA. The award is to be presented to an active hiker and TTA member for his or her individual contribution to the Association or to one of its chapters.
The Bob Brown Lifetime Achievement Award
honors the extraordinary lifetime leadership and personal contributions of Bob Brown to hiking and conservation in the State of Tennessee. TTA may present this award from time to time to others for similar lifetime leadership and contributions.
The Fran Wallas Hiked ’em All Recognition
honors the memory of Fran Wallas, a lawyer and trail advocate within TDEC and an active member of TTA for many years. Fran loved to hike and authored a series of articles in the Tennessee Conservationist describing her favorite hikes in the State Park System. This award can be earned by anyone who successfully hikes the 36 trails described in Fran’s articles. A reprint of her articles, commemorative patches, and achievement rockers can be purchased on the TTA merchandise page. Orders for the achievement rockers must be accompanied by thequalification form located here.
The Mack Prichard Environmental Award
is a tribute to Mack Prichard, one of the founders of the Tennessee Trails Association and the Tennessee State Naturalist, Emeritus. It is presented from time to time to an individual for their outstanding leadership, contributions, and achievements in sharing their knowledge about environmental and conservation issues, specifically relating to trails and hiking in Tennessee.
If you would like to nominate someone for one of these awards, please contactthe TTA Vice Presidentand chair of the Awards Committee.