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  • Table Mesa Cleanup Draws Hundreds of Responsible Outdoor Enthusiasts

    Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

    PHOENIX, Arizona – March 4, 2015 – On March 1, nearly 250 volunteers braved the rain to help pick up more than 10 tons of trash detracting from the beauty of the popular Table Mesa Recreation Area north of Phoenix. The cleanup project is part of a larger effort to ensure continued access to public lands in Arizona by promoting outdoor ethics. The initiative – Respected Access is Open Access in Arizona – is supported by a coalition of partners including the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Game and Fish Department, US Forest Service and Tread Lightly!, a national nonprofit organization that promotes responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs.

  • Moab Restoration for Recreation Project

    Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

    Sevenmile Rim Trail & Wipe Out Hill Restoration for Recreation Project   Project date – Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Where to meet – Village Market parking lot on Dogwood Ave downtown Moab (across the street from BLM regional office) When: 7:30 am – Meet at Village Market, sign in volunteers 8:00 am – Depart for […]

  • To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Tread Lightly! Launches JoinTreadLightly.org

    Posted on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

    Salt Lake City, Utah–February 23, 2015–Tread Lightly!, the national nonprofit and leading organization supporting outdoor recreation, has launched the www.JoinTreadLightly.org URL to encourage increased membership in support of its 25th anniversary this year.

  • Pre-Sale Announced of Iconic T-shirt Benefiting Tread Lightly!

    Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2015

    MOAB, Utah–February 19, 2015–RCH Designs has just announced a pre-sale of their first annual limited-edition 2015 Easter Safari t-shirt featuring the iconic Moab Brewery, with all proceeds benefiting the nonprofit organization Tread Lightly!.

  • Campaign Seeking to Ensure Recreational Shooting Access to Public Lands Gains Support in Arizona

    Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2015

    PHOENIX, Arizona–February 19, 2015–A growing number of outdoor recreationists are getting involved in an effort to ensure continued access to public lands in Arizona by promoting outdoor ethics. The Respected Access is Open Access in Arizona initiative is being supported by a coalition of partners including the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Game and Fish Department, The US Forest Service and Tread Lightly!, a national non-profit organization that promotes responsible outdoor recreation through education and stewardship programs.

  • Tread Lightly! and Partners Successfully Saturate Nation with Key Educational Signage

    Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

    Salt Lake City, Utah—January 20, 2015—The national nonprofit Tread Lightly! is celebrating the successful completion of the 3rd year of an interpretive education program aimed at protecting and enhancing access and recreational opportunities for a wide variety of outdoor activities ranging from recreational shooting to off-highway vehicle recreation.

    By bringing high quality, research-based educational messages to trailhead kiosks, visitor centers, public shooting areas, campgrounds and other hubs of outdoor recreation, Tread Lightly! is fostering a stronger sense of individual stewardship throughout the nation’s recreation community. The poster program, part of Tread Lightly!’s Respected Access is Open Access campaign, was made possible through grants from the Right Rider Access Fund, Dallas Safari Club, Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

  • Outdoor Ethics Campaign Seeks to Ensure Recreational Shooting Access to Public Lands

    Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

    PHOENIX- A coalition of partners has unveiled a comprehensive education, outreach and engagement initiative that promotes responsible practices while recreational shooting on public lands across Arizona. The campaign took shape because of ongoing problems with irresponsible shooting practices. Trigger trash, illegal dumping and vandalism, such as shooting up saguaro cactus, have led to the closure of an increasing number […]

  • Tread Lightly! To Restore Popular Trail During Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks

    Posted on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah –Tread Lightly!, will join partners Discount Tire and KYMCO, to host a Restoration for Recreation project on the Hell’s Revenge trail during Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks. Rally on the Rocks is fast becoming the nation’s premier UTV/Side by Side annual event.  The event will take place May 13-17 […]

  • Tread Lightly! Receives New Open Country Award From Outdoor Life

    Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (January 14, 2014) – Outdoor Life recognized the national nonprofit Tread Lightly! as a winner of its prestigious new Open Country Award today in a ceremony in Las Vegas.  The award honors individuals and groups working to help sportsmen address their number one challenge: a lack of access to places to hunt, […]

  • Tread Lightly! Unveils Newly Re-Designed Outdoor Education Website for Kids

    Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT (December 6, 2013) In a national effort to engage children in outdoor education, the nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! has re-vamped TreadLightlyKids.org—a website designed to help kids learn to recreate responsibly in the outdoors. “With increasing concerns about childhood obesity and nature deficit disorder, there has never been a more critical time […]

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