For the last year, Tread Lightly! has been working to support the efforts of individuals and clubs on the ground through our Stewardship Grants Program. With 21 grants awarded totaling $10,300, this program has helped support the maintenance and stewardship of thousands of acres of our public lands, and been a step towards ensuring access for responsible uses into the future.
Grants are available to our current partner and member clubs, as well as 3-year individual members. We award quarterly, with applications due March 1, June 1, August 1, and November 1. Please visit our Stewardship Grants website for more information:
Tread Lightly! would like to proudly announce the Stewardship Grant recipients for 2012’s first cycle:
Applicant: Guemes Channel Trail
Location: Anacortes, WA
Start Date: Currently Running
Summary: Grant funds to assist volunteers and assessment for an on-going Rails To Trails project near the city of Anacortes, in Northern Washington.
Applicant: San Juan Mountain Association
Location: Durango, CO – Mud Springs (BLM)
Start Date: June 2, 2012
Summary: Volunteer project in the Mud Springs area, including remove a dumped freezer, install signage to make access to the trails more obvious, prune and brush trails and brush in old routes that are no longer in use.
Applicant: Lopez Island Conservation Corps
Location: Lopez, Washington – Patos Island (BLM)
Start Date: June 1, 2012
Summary: Youth crews will concentrate on campsite and shoreline clean-up, opening up trails, and other general maintenance tasks.
Applicant: Fairbanks Off-Road Lions
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska – Fairbanks Creek Trail
Start Date: June 2012
Summary: Grant money will be used to perform maintenance on the trail including pruning back over growth, removal of fallen trees, erosion control, and other tasks. Some maintenance equipment will be purchased with funds.
Applicant: Kittatas County Field and Stream Club
Location: Ellensberg, Washington – Durr Road
Start Date: April 2012
Summary: Funds will be used to support the annual cleanup on Durr Road, removing trash from recreational shooting and dispersed activities.
Applicant: Maine 4×4
Location: Jay, Maine – Bear Mountain
Start Date: June 9, 2012
Summary: Clean up of the Bear Mountain area, purchase of barrels for future waste collection, and general trail maintenance on this private property that is open for public use.
OUR JUNE 1 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING! WE LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING YOU IN YOUR STEWARDSHIP EFFORTS!
These grants are made available through a partnership with Quadratec, providing 4×4 products and accessories for over 20 years. Through the sale of branded floor mats and grab handles, Tread Lightly! receives a portion of proceeds to support this stewardship program. Click the picture below for more details or to buy your own set!