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Becky Wolf holds her Doug Newman Memorial Award (Photo credit: Daniel Sharp)
Becky Wolf holds her Doug Newman Memorial Award (Photo credit: Daniel Sharp)
[Update: photo] Oregon Recreation Trail Advisory Council presents Doug Newman award at Oregon Trails Summit (Photo) - 11/21/19

Update 9:45 a.m. - See attached photo of Becky Wolf.

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC) presented the Doug Newman Memorial Award to Becky Wolf at the 2019 Oregon Trails Summit Oct. 4 in Roseburg.

Wolf has been a community trails advocate for more than 30 years and has contributed thousands of volunteer hours to improving Oregon’s trail systems. A resident of Molalla, Wolf is the fourth woman to be individually recognized with the award.

Summary of Wolf’s contributions:

  • Former member of ORTAC and the Recreational Trails Program Grant Advisory Committee.
  • Board member for nonprofit Molalla River Watch and the Oregon Trails Coalition.
  • Active member of nonprofit Oregon Equestrian Trails.
  • Caretaker of a section of the Pacific Crest Trail in the Mt. Hood National Forest for 21 years.
  • Former director of public lands and director of Leave No Trace education for the Back Country Horsemen of Oregon.
  • Food coordinator and lead cook for the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s annual Trail Skills College.

The Doug Newman Memorial Award recognizes an Oregonian whose efforts have inspired, benefitted and contributed the state’s trails and trail users. The award pays tribute to Doug Newman, an avid outdoorsman, author and journalist for The Eugene Register-Guard. Diagnosed with polio as a child, Newman died in 1992.

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

For more information about the Doug Newman Award or ORTAC, contact Jodi Bellefeuille at jodi.bellefeuille@oregon.gov or 503-986-0716.

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