The City of Redding and the Bureau of Land Management announced that the Sacramento River and Rail Trails have been nominated for the prestigious Rails to Trails Conservancy’s 2023 Hall of Fame. Now, they are asking for the community’s support to bring home the win.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, an organization dedicated to creating a nation connected by trails across America, has recognized the significance of the Redding-based trail pair. Among the three nominees in the entire nation, the Sacramento River and Rail Trails stand out as the sole representative from California.
From a historical perspective, the trail system has been an integral part of Redding’s life for hundreds of years. It has served as a mode of transportation, a vital access point for food and water, an economic driver, a means of connecting with the West Coast, a source of livelihood, and a space for exercise and well-being. Along the lush green banks of the Sacramento River, these trails have become a source of joy and community connection.
“Securing this win for the Sacramento River and Rail trails wouldn’t just be a win for Redding and the North State but for the entire state of California,” said Kim Niemer, Director of Community Services. “Our city has world-class trails, and this recognition from the Rails to Trails Conservancy acknowledges how incredible they are on a national level. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to vote as often as possible for the Sacramento River and Rail Trails.”
Every vote counts, and the Redding community is encouraged to cast their ballots in support of the Sacramento River and Rail Trails for the 2023 Rails to Trails Hall of Fame. Head to railstotrails.org/hofvote to make your voice heard and help our beloved trails secure a well-deserved place of honor. The voting period is now open until Monday, August 7th, and every vote counts in support of our beloved trails.
For more information about the Rails to Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame and to see other fellow nominees, visit railstotrails.org/trailblog/2023/july/06/meet-the-2023-hall-of-fame-nominees/.