Health Foundation recognized for work on the Paso del Norte Trail

July 22, 2020

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation was recently named a recipient of the 2020 SHIFT Award for their work on the Paso del Norte Trail.

The SHIFT Award recognizes individuals, initiatives or organizations from around the United States, that advances or promotes the health benefits of outdoor recreation. This year, more than 25 initiatives were selected for awards in the categories of Non-Profit Leadership; Public Land-Management Innovation; Youth Engagement; Research; and Health and Nature Champion. The Health Foundation was selected under the Non-Profit Leadership category. For a list of this year’s SHIFT Award Official Selections, click here.

SHIFT (Shaping How we Invest For Tomorrow) is a branch of the Center for Jackson Hole; a 501c3 nonprofit organization that leverages outdoor recreation for conservation gains via The Emerging Leaders Program, SHIFT and related initiatives.

Categorical award winners will be announced at this year’s SHIFT Summit, which will be broadcast virtually October 14-16 from Jackson, WY. SHIFT Award recipients are invited to become part of the programming—part of their commitment to highlighting on-the-groundwork that is successfully meeting challenges at the nexus of outdoor recreation, conservation and public health.

The Paso del Norte Trail is a community-driven, collaborative effort to develop a county-wide trail in El Paso County. The goal is to create a regionally significant landmark that promotes active transportation, preserves the history and culture of the region, highlights the Rio Grande river, supports economic development and ecotourism, provides educational and volunteer opportunities, and makes healthy living the easy choice for our unique, binational community. The roughly 68–mile trail is divided into five distinct districts, each broadly defined by their unique geographical, historical, and cultural context, as well as various amenities and attractions that help define them. To learn more about the Paso del Norte Trail, click here.

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