I don’t know about you, but I am excited for spring! It’s time to finally get outside and enjoy our favorite activities! Life just begins again in the springtime. People are happier, more motivated and looking for activities to promote responsible recreation and preservation of our favorite recreation areas.
I would like to give a shout out to one group who is dedicated to enjoying the outdoors with their dogs. Happy Feet Adventure Dogs is a group of humans and their dogs looking to get the best out of the world around us. They are one pack out of a national organization called, Adventure Dogs USA. They work to promote doggie socializing while learning. The pack participates in Hiking, Walks, Fun Obstacles, Trick Training, Parades, Water Sports: Kayak, Paddleboard, Swimming, Doggie Water Rescue. Along with supporting healthy lives for their dogs, the group actively supports Rescue & Shelters at Community Events and support Parks. Happy Feet Adventure Dogs even participates in public land cleanup days, including; river, beach, trail & Waterways cleanups.
Last month, their Pack went around Lake Havasu City and placed several of Tread Lightly!’s educational posters in local libraries, bike shops, and trail heads. Members of their pack are very active in supporting Trails of all kinds and have worked with Lake Havasu City, BLM, State Parks and many Community Events and Activities on Public Trails and Pathways.
They were very creative when they thought to go to local bike shops. Not only are the owners of the bike shops active trail users but each are very active promoters of protecting and building trails. Each have donated countless hours of hard work on public lands and trails and continue to do so; as do their families and employees.
This pack has been instrumental in working with multi-users on Trails and Pathways and working to coordinate with getting donation money for Trail Markings and Signage. Their group does not fundraise. Instead, they volunteer their time and energy to working and partnering with city, BLM, state and community non-profit groups on concentrating their efforts.
The staff of Tread Lightly! would like to give a special thanks to Sue Wolfe & “Joey”, Tina Upton “Fifi” & “Hogan”, Lucy Vinsik, “Molly” & “Chico”. Judy, Bob & “Bean” Zarda, Vicki Warner, “Black Bart”, “Josephine”, Rose Kopecky & “Chloe”, MJ, Ali & “Healer”, Sandy Walters & “Dakota”, Maria, Nurya & “Onyx” Lourdes, Vanessa Irving & “Jax”. You sound like an awesome pack of very unique individuals and we love that you can have fun while dedicating yourselves to local trails and recreation areas. We hope that our posters are beneficial in keeping your local trails clean and enjoyable for everyone!