Join Tread Light;y! and Quadratec in the new campaign to complete one stewardship project in each state that enhances or improves off-road or public land’s access.
Tread Lightly! and Quadratec 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. The average grant is under $500. Those funds can be used for everything from feeding volunteers to purchasing equipment, trash bags, and tools.
Check out Quadratec’s 50 for 50 page here.
As we complete the projects, we’ll update the map as we gain momentum to completing a project in every state across the country. Jump over to our impact page to see what else we are doing to help keep motorized access open.
📌Kane Creek Trail: Moab, Utah
📌Clear Creek: Clear Creek Ranger District, Colorado
📌Superior National Forest: Superior NF, Minnesota
📌New River Gorge: New River Gorge, West Virginia
📌Holly Oaks ORV Park: Holly, Michigan
📌Citrus Tract: Withlacoochee NF, FL
📌Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area: Coal Township, PA 📌Big Delta: Big Delta, AK 📌Gambler 500: Olympic National Forest, WA 📌White Mountain: White Mountain National Forest, ME 📌White Mountain: White Mountain National Forest, NH 📌Nellis Dunes: Nellis Dunes, NV 📌Tatum OHV Area: Tatum OHV Area, AZ 📌Yuha Well: Yuha Well, CA 📌Wrights Area Riding Park: Bardwell, KY 📌Old Florida Road Earth Day Cleanup: Adams, MA 📌Big River Earth Day Cleanup: Big River, RI 📌Finger Lakes National Forest Cleanup: Finger Lakes, NY 📌Carolina Adventure World Education Posters: Winnsboro, SC 📌Blue LakeTrail Kiosk Installation: Rolling Fork, MS 📌Bald Mountain Trail Improvement: Bald Mountain, VA 📌Great Smoky Mountains Cleanup: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC 📌Montana Douglas Hill Kiosk Install: Douglas Hill, MT 📌Market Lake Cleanup Market Lake, ID 📌Black Hills Cleanup: Black Hills National Forest, SD 📌Sugar Creek Loop Cleanup: Sugar Creek, OK 📌St John’s Rock ORV Trail Signage Project: St John’s Rock, MD 📌Chattooga River Trail and Water Crossing Signage: Chattooga, GA 📌Shawnee National Forest Camping Area Cleanup: Herod, IL 📌Cockaponset State Forest National Public Lands Day Cleanup: Chester, CT 📌North Padre Island Cleanup Project: North Padre Island, TX 📌Pilot Butte Reservoir Cleanup Project: Freemont County, WY
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The average grant given is under $500.00.
All grant recipients awarded amounts above $600 will be issued a 1099 for tax purposes, and may affect tax filing.
Grant applications and supporting material are due by 5:00 PM Mountain time on the date noted as the deadline for that cycle. We have the following deadline: March 31st 2023.
Stewardship can take on many forms. With that in mind, we have a fairly broad scope as to what are acceptable expenses. The list below are items that we can cover as part of the award grant. If you have a unique cost, or something that is not listed below, please contact us directly by emailing Evan@treadlightly.org.
TREAD LIGHTLY! WILL NOT REIMBURSE: Alcoholic beverages, Travel expenses, Labor or associated costs, Event insurance, Membership or fees for other organizations.
Applicants must submit:
Projects can start any time after the grant has been awarded and must be completed and final reports submitted within 6 months of the award notification.
Tread Lightly! will provide 50% of the grant award up front. The final payment will be issued upon receipt of a complete project report and other requested documentation.