NORTH SALT LAKE, UT. (Mar 24, 2022) — Tread Lightly!, a U.S.-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting responsible outdoor recreation through stewardship and educational programs, is announcing its second year awarding the BFGoodrich® Tires Outstanding Trails Program grants.
Each year the Outstanding Trails Program provides opportunities for off-roading clubs across America to nominate trails to receive grants for education and conservation. Tread Lightly! began awarding grants on behalf of BFGoodrich Tires in 2021. The projects awarded supported off-road trails in Colorado, Arizona, Virginia and California.
“Tread Lightly! had a very successful first year awarding the BFGoodrich Outstanding Trails grants, removing more than 20,000 pounds of trash from public lands,” said Harold Phillips, global general manager for BFGoodrich Tires and Tread Lightly! board chairman. “We look forward to seeing the improvements of off-road trails across the country in 2022 and are proud to continue our partnership with Tread Lightly!”
Since 2006, BFGoodrich has awarded more than $225,000 in grants to support organizations dedicated to conserving off-road trails. Past grant recipients have installed educational signage, improved infrastructure and repaired local off-roading trails.
“Thank you to BFGoodrich for once again supporting responsible trail use and helping off-roaders improve access across the country,” said Matt Caldwell, Tread Lightly! executive director. “We look forward to awarding this year’s grants and encourage everyone to apply to support your local trails.”
Clubs are required to be active, supporting members of Tread Lightly! to be eligible to apply for funding. To join Tread Lightly!, visit treadlightly.org/support/members. For more information on BFGoodrich Tires, visit bfgoodrichtires.com.
About Tread Lightly!
Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through stewardship programs and ethics education. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its unique training and restoration initiatives are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program is long-term in scope with a goal to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s award-winning materials, programs and services are solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing recreation issues. Individuals and businesses can commit to Tread Lightly! and protect outdoor access by becoming a member at www.treadlightly.org.
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