Ray Burton was the was the longest-serving Executive Councilor in New Hampshire history. Although he was the District 1 Councilor and hailed from Bath, he was a supporter of snowmobiling across the whole state.
In tribute to Ray Burton and his contributions to snowmobiling in New Hampshire, the NHSA Board has created an annual award of $1,000 for a snowmobile trail project that is both fitting to him and continues his legacy of service to New Hampshire snowmobiling.
Application Outline and Instructions
DEADLINE: April 1, 4pm
The application is filled in essentially using the guidelines for the Summer Trail Maintenance GIA application with a few differences.
Although we do not ask for club financial information, club financial need is a consideration for scoring and should commented on in the accompanying essay. We are looking to assist with projects that go beyond basic trail maintenance.
We ask for a Project Coordinator rather than the Trail Administrator as a Responsible Person and point of contact. This is meant to give the Clubs maximum flexibility in how they want to be the Project lead. Any Club Member is eligible.
- All NHSA affiliating clubs are eligible to submit an application.
- There are no required matching percentages beyond the effort to put the project together.
- Packages submitted using several forms that are copied from BOT Summer GIA forms i.e. Application form along with Permission forms.
- Scholarship committee to use alternates if needed to resolve conflicts of interest.
- Award announced at annual meeting
Points To Consider
- Project should be Identifiable as a Memorial (not all inclusive but something along the lines of a Scenic View with Picnic Tables, Short Section of Trail to a particular Scenic Vista, and extensive trail signing projects, possibly a bridge that is crucial to a club’s trail system.)
- Not a hard rule but looking for projects unlikely to be funded through normal Grant in Aid but will benefit snowmobilers’ and the sport.
- A letter/essay ideally no more than a page (but it can be more if needed) explaining the project. The essay should explain what the project is and its size and scope including total cost. Explain the club’s financial need to make the project happen. Make sure to include a paragraph on the projects benefit to snowmobilers’. Also indicate if the project will provide and goodwill with other user groups. Comment on youth involvement or if the project will serve to promote youth involvement and volunteerism for the club and snowmobiling in general.
Packages will be scored in a similar manner to the scholarships, i.e. three independent judges working to a standard score sheet covering the following categories:
- Club Financial Need. 25%
- Benefit to Snowmobilers’. 25%
- Goodwill with other user groups.10%
- Fitting Tribute/Memorial to Ray Burton. 10%
- Youth Involvement. 30%
The Following Attachments Must Accompany Application:
They can be uploaded when submitting the application or mailed to the NHSA office.
All construction projects must have landowner permission form attached to this application.
List of permits needed for construction, such as wetlands permits.
Is the project on state or federal land? If so, include a State and Federal Project Evaluation form.
Current club/organization trail map showing the “exact” location of the project(s).
Attention: To be considered, this application must be submitted to: NHSA, 614 Laconia Rd, Suite 4, Tilton, NH 03276. or by email or fax 603-273-0218. DEADLINE: April 1, 4pm
Complete the online application below or Download the PDF