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Restoration for Recreation was designed to keep the great outdoors healthy, accessible and open to the public by providing much needed resources for restoration, maintenance and new construction, along with education and outreach initiatives to help America’s public agencies better manage sustainable outdoor recreation.  Donate to this remarkable program today!

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Tread Lightly! established this initiative circa 1997 to generate voluntary funding from the private sector. Since then, Tread Lightly! and its partners from both the private and public sectors, along with the sweat of volunteers have been building bridges, improving maps and signage, and restoring damaged areas and degraded trails into enjoyable recreation resources. The environmental economic and social value to the nation is priceless.




Volunteer for Our Upcoming Jeep Safari Project!

Join Tread Lightly! and partners for a day of wheeling and restoration during the 2015 Easter Jeep Safari!

Where: Wipe Out Hill on the Sevenmile Rim trail
When: March 31, 2015 7:30 am – 2 pm
Project: Construct approximately one half of a mile of fencing along Sevenmile Rim Trail and around Wipe Out Hill to keep the area looking natural and to help clearly identify the trail in order to protect the public’s access and opportunities to enjoy this very popular trail and scenic overlook.

You’ll need a trail ready vehicle, sunscreen and comfortable work boots and gloves. We will provide lunch and water to all volunteers. Send any questions to

Get more info here, or register to volunteer now.

Restoration for Recreation Grant Program: Quadratec Cares

Tread Lightly! recognizes that one of the best ways to promote responsible outdoor recreation is to support enthusiasts in the stewardship of their favorite areas. With the help of licensing agreements from some of Tread Lightly!’s top partners, the Tread Lightly! grants are designed to help individuals and groups organize clean-ups, trail maintenance work days and other small stewardship projects. Learn how you can apply for a grant today!


Corporations and organizations who are interested in these programs and other specific opportunities to support Tread Lightly!’s mission should contact Dianne Olson at

Read the full Restoration for Recreation program overview


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