Looking back over 2013 with Tread Lightly!

As the year wraps up, we here at Tread Lightly! would like to thank all of our supporter throughout 2013. Your time investment and financial contributions are vital to sustaining our organization. We hope 2014 will be an even better year!

Here are some of our biggest accomplishments and highlights in 2013 that were made possible by you!

Boy Scout Jamboree


Evan and Jerrica with Woodsy Owl and Smoky the Bear.

Tread Lightly! had the privilege to join in the National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia this year. This even brings thousands of Boy Scouts, Adventurers and leaders together for a week of exciting activities. Evan and Jerrica were able to share the Tread Lightly! message with many troupes and guide scouts through an outdoor ethics trail where scouts were quizzed on best practices outdoors.

Over 2,000 New Members

We have now reached over 47,000 supporters! We hope this number will grow even more in 2014. We also have 180 new Tread Trainers and Master Tread Trainers all across the country!

Cleanup at Jordanelle State Park for Get Outdoors day!


Kari and Lacy clean up at Jordanelle State Park.

Volunteers and the Tread Lightly! staff teamed up at Jordanelle State Park in Northern Utah for National Get Outdoors Day. We scoured the park for trash and at the end of the day threw away several heaping trash bags.

eBay Auction

The Sixth Annual Tread Lightly! Auction on eBay was a big hit this year. We had nearly 200 donations from some of the top companies in the outdoor recreation industry. A big thanks to those who bid on our items! We raised nearly $20,000!

New Kid’s Site

Lightfoot made a triumphant comeback on tlkids.org! This site is a fun and interactive way to teach kids about responsible outdoor recreation! We hope you’ll share it with your kids and students!

We also have some exciting plans for 2014, including:

  • New PSAs
  • New educational campaigns in Wyoming and Arizona
  • Poison Spider Mesa trail restoration project in Moab, Utah.

And much more! If you would like to get involved with Tread Lightly! Please check out our website. Even better, become a member or make a donation. Your financial contributions will directly fund our future projects and members qualify to apply for grants for local cleanup projects. 

Happy Holidays!

–Tread Lightly! Team


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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