Quadratec 50 for 50 Impact Report: Gambler 500 Sasquatch Run Cleanup

Project: Gambler 500 Sasquatch Run Cleanup
Location: Olympic National Forest, Washington
Project #9/50
State: Washington

Description: This project was funded by the Quadratec 50 for 50 Initiative. Together with Tread Lightly!, Quadratec will fund a project in each state over 24 months to help improve or enhance public lands and off-road recreation areas. 

On October 1, 2022, The Washington Gambler 500 hosted their 4th annual Sasquatch Run cleanup in the Olympic National Forest. Together 150 volunteers from 5 states removed 13,000 pounds of trash from popular camping areas, trails, and roads in the eastern section of the Olympic National Forest.

This was the ninth project of fifty as part of Quadratec and Tread Lightly!’s 50 for 50 initiative. Over the next 2 years, the partners will fund and a project in each of the 50 states that improves public lands or off-road trail access.

Want to get involved in your own 50 for 50 project? Apply for a grant or check out the other projects at treadlightly.org/quadratec50.

Thank you to the following partners for supporting this project:

  • Quadratec
  • The Gambler 500
  • Olympic National Forest
  • Washington Department of Natural Resource
  • Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

 “The Gambler 500 has always been simple and grassroots. Go out and find trash that’s been left on our public lands. We’ve made cleaning up our forests competitive and have created a culture that puts stewardship at the forefront. With the help of Tread Lightly! and the 50 for 50 program we were able to make this year’s Olympic National Forest Sasquatch run the biggest trash haul in the events history. We are extremely grateful to team up with an organization that values the great outdoors as much as we do and look forward to the next opportunity.”-Tevya Friedman, Gambler 500

Want to get involved in your own project? Apply for a grant or check out the other projects at treadlightly.org.

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