Immediate Action Needed for Recreational Trails Program
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is one of the most important sources of funding for our motorized trail systems. Without this program, thousands of miles of motorized trails would no longer exist or would not have been possible in the first place.
The program is in jeopardy and is poised to be eliminated.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer has proposed legislation that will threaten the very existence of RTP and has already passed it out of Committee. It is imperative that we make sure that Chairman Boxer and the other Members of the Environment and Public Works Committee understand how important RTP is to us and to urge them to protect dedicated funding for the RTP in a manager’s amendment before the bill moves forward. Make sure that they understand this money comes from motorized recreation and pays for itself.
The Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) has a letter you can send to your legislators. All you need to do is click on this link and you will be taken to the webpage with instructions for filling out a letter.
Take action today, because tomorrow may see the end of the RTP program.