George Adams, South Australian Recreation Trails Inc (SARTI)

2018 Award Winner
Award Category: Long Standing Contribution/Distinctive Service Award - Individual

George Adams accepting his Walking Award for Long Standing Contribution/Distinctive Service Award - Individual for contributions in developing the Lavender Federation Trail

George Adams accepting his Walking Award for Long Standing Contribution/Distinctive Service Award - Individual for contributions in developing the Lavender Federation Trail

Walking SA award winner 2018, George Adams

George was a participant of the first walk of what was to become the Lavender Federation Trail. This was the start of his 19 year involvement of the Lavender Federation Trail and one that still continues today. George was one of several who volunteered to become a part of the management committee of South Australian Recreation Trails Inc (SARTI) and was therefore one of several people who brought the vision of the Lavender Federation Trail to fruition.

George, without fail, was to be seen at every opportunity assisting in walking the proposed route of the trail, attending working days marking the trail and using his expertise and contacts gained over many years as manager of the Paddy Palin outdoor shop in Adelaide.

As the trail grew in length, he undertook increasing responsibilities, including Trail Maintenance Manager, coordinating groups of volunteers to undertake regular trail maintenance.

About the Walking Awards

Walking SA has initiated annual awards to recognise sustained and outstanding contribution to walking at all levels throughout South Australia.

Many volunteers and others have contributed to South Australia’s great walking trails, waling clubs, and walking promotion and opportunities for health, wellbeing, recreation and tourism.

If you know of someone who should be considered for an award please do consider nominating them, nominations are taken throughout the year.