The Indiana DNR is calling on bicyclists, canoeists and other recreational trail users to consider serving their state on the Trails Advisory Board (TAB).

The 14-member TAB advises DNR director Robert E. Carter Jr. on trails-related issues. Having a TAB is also a requirement for states to receive funding from the Recreational Trails Program through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. The state uses these funds to acquire and develop multi-use trails for both motorized and non-motorized use.

The TAB has five openings this year. Volunteers are expected to serve a three-year term and must be involved with a trails-oriented organization that represents one of the following trails-user groups.

  • Bicyclists
  • Off-road motorcyclists
  • Parks and recreation agencies
  • Water trail users
  • Users with disabilities

Nominations and letters of support indicating why a nominee best represents a particular trails-interest group will be accepted by the DNR Division of Outdoor Recreation until Jan. 6, 2012.

To receive nomination instructions or learn more about the board, see dnr.IN.gov/outdoor and click on “Indiana Trails Advisory Board,” which is below the photos on the website.

Interested parties can also obtain the instructions and additional information by contacting David Cox at (317) 232-4067, dcox@dnr.IN.gov; or by mail or in person at DNR Outdoor Recreation, 402 W. Washington St. Room W271, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2782.

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