RIDE ON Designated Routes in Utah Campaign to be launched September 29, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY – we need volunteers!

WHAT:  
RIDE ON Designated Routes is a new statewide campaign that has united land
management agencies to educate outdoor recreationists who use motorized
vehicles on Utah’s public lands. The campaign, created by Tread Lightly!, unites
the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Utah Division of State
Parks and Recreation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and the Utah School
and Institutional Trust Lands Administration together in an effort to spread a
consistent message throughout the state.

WHEN:  
RIDE ON Designated Routes in Utah is being launched Sept. 29, 2012 as part of a National Public Lands Day celebration and cleanup project.  The event begins
at 10 A.M.

WHERE:
Jordan River OHV State Recreation Area
2800 North Rose Park Lane
Salt Lake City

(Take I-215 to Exit 25 at 2200 North, turn east onto the Frontage Road and take
the first left onto Rose Park Lane, and travel north to the park entrance.)

WHO:     
Kevin Carter, Director, Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration
Jeff Rasmussen, Deputy Director, Utah State Parks and Recreation
Cindee Jensen, Assistant Director, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Lori McCullough, CEO/Executive Director, Tread Lightly!
Aaron Curtis, BLM Branch Chief for Recreation
David Whittekiend, Supervisor, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

For interviews, additional information or to RSVP please contact Christine Merkley at christine@treadlightly.org.

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About treadlightlyoutdoors

Tread Lightly!® is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship. The organization was launched in 1985 by the US Forest Service and became a nonprofit organization in 1990. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its training and restoration initiatives, are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s core focus is on supporting and encouraging stewardship from those engaged in outdoor recreation on America’s lands and waterways. The organization offers unique programs and services to help remedy growing recreation issues. The federal government officially recognizes the organization as a sole-source service provider of education and training on how to be environmentally and socially responsible while using motorized and mechanized vehicles.
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