Tread Lightly! kicks off free Tread Trainer course series!

RIDE ON Utah Master Tread Trainer Course

Hello Fellow Treaders,

Last week at the Division of Natural Resources in Salt Lake City, Utah, Tread Lightly! kicked off the first of six free Tread Trainer courses offered  by Tread Lightly! in 2013. Stacey Webster, O.H.V Program Executive Secretary at DNR, attended the course said, “Wonderful course, the Tread Lightly! staff are very personable, easy to get along with, informative and awesome.”  

The Tread Trainer program works to better educate trainers who can then spread the Tread Lightly! and RIDE ON message. Once the course is completed trainers can host their own Tread Trainer courses in different communities throughout the country.Image

 Evan Robins, Weber State University student and 2013 Tread Lightly! intern, participated in last week’s course and said, “I really enjoyed the course and meeting all the great people who attended. I learned a lot and had an awesome time.”  

Participants of the courses can expect to learn how to organize, present, and effectively influence recreationist’s behavior in order to protect Utah’s wild lands and trails from abuse.

The campaign RIDE ON is the newest message of Tread Lightly! and its partners. The message not only communicates responsible behavior expected by many land managers and land owners, it also communicates the importance of treading lightly and respecting others and the environment to help keep access open.

The next free Tread Trainer course will be held in Moab, Utah on March 26, 2013 during the Easter Jeep Safari. Remember readers, Ride ON and Tread Lightly!

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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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