National Get Outdoors Day with Tread Lightly!

Tread Lightly! and Jordanelle State Park Service Project

This past weekend Tread Lightly! staff and members came to enjoy a sunny day at one of Utah’s premier state parks, and do some much appreciated litter clean up on the beach.  Tread Lightly! came to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day and Free Fishing Day  while we helped out the park volunteers and staff.0

Working with state and other government organizations is a vital part of what Tread Lightly! does to promote it’s mission and educate Utah’s outdoor recreation community. Jordanelle State Park is a popular recreation destination for people who come to visit from around the Salt Lake, Kamas, and Park City areas, as well as from around the state. Jordanelle offers many recreation opportunities such as paddle boarding, boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking, and canoeing.

The RIDE ON Utah campaign is another part of what Tread Lightly!, Utah State Parks, and other statewide land management agencies  are working to promote the responsible use of motorized vehicle use on Utah’s public lands. The RIDE ON campaign integrates the Tread Lightly! principles such as respecting the rights of others and staying only on designated routes and trails. As well as traveling responsibly and always coming prepared with travel maps and guidebooks. This weekend we were working hard to educate recreationists about the RIDE ON campaign and how they can become more educated about responsible recreation.fv8xiOkUvCi9g49418t47cCyeozR0eYT_caOhgsEFV0

This was the first service project that we did within one of the Utah state parks and we are planning to do more! We are already planning on doing another service project later this summer at Rockport State Park and would enjoy seeing even more participants and volunteers. Please stay tuned and look for updates at treadlightly.org for more awesome service projects and opportunities.

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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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