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    Tread Lightly! Stewardship Grant Program
    Tread Lightly! recognizes that one of the best ways to promote responsible outdoor recreation is to get recreational enthusiasts involved in the stewardship of their favorite recreational areas. Tread Lightly!’s Stewardship Grants are designed to help individuals and clubs organize clean-ups, trail maintenance work days and other small stewardship projects. The maximum grant amount is $500, and those funds can be used to rent equipment or purchase supplies like garbage bags, water, or snacks for volunteers, etc.

    Who is eligible?
    You must be a Tread Lightly! member club or Three-Year Individual Member to apply. All other membership categories are not eligible.
    Tread Lightly! Member Clubs and Three-Year Individual Members.

    How much grant money can an applicant receive?
    The maximum grant award is $500.

    When are grant applications due?
    Grant application deadlines for 2012 will be:
    March 1
    June 1
    August 1
    November 1


    (Apparently i'm not quite cool enough yet to post links, but information on the grants and becoming a member is available on our website treadlightly(dot)org )
    To learn more about Tread Lightly! and responsible use of public lands, or to become a member, visit www.treadlightly.org

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    Stewardship Grants Applicants
    November 24th, 2011 Deadline

    Applicant: Red Rock Motorsports
    Location: Gallup, New Mexico
    Start Date: January 2012
    Summary: Informational signage and entry-way kiosk for a new OHV park in New Mexico. The grant will help to supplement other funding secured through the RTP grant program.

    Applicant: Parker 4-Wheelers
    Location: Parker, Arizona – BLM Lake Havasu Field Office
    Start Date: February 2012
    Summary: Assist with area cleanup costs on BLM land in the Lake Havasu Field Office and La Paz County. This is an event done twice a year to assist with public lands stewardship.

    Applicant: Havasu 4-Wheelers
    Location: Lake Havasu, Arizona – BLM Lake Havasu Field Office
    Start Date: March 2012
    Summary: Assist with costs for desert cleanup, fencing of abandoned mine-shafts, and removal of junked vehicles from remote trails. Costs will help cover the needed supplies and volunteer support.

    Applicant: Northwest Motorcycle Association
    Location: Bothell, Washington – Tahuya State Forest
    Start Date: January 2012
    Summary: Grant money will be used to support volunteer efforts restoring trail bridges on the Tahuya State Forest in Washington, allowing for continued mixed-use recreation.

    Applicant: Big Rubbers Custom 4x4 Club
    Location: Windber, Pennsylvania – Doe Valley
    Start Date: March 2012
    Summary: Grant money will be used to continue the development of a pavilion that is used for volunteer support activities, education, and family recreation. This will also be the base for the charity trail runs that are held throughout the year.

    Applicant: Two Trackers Four Wheel Drive Club
    Location: Kentwood, Michigan – Manistee National Forest
    Start Date: April 2012
    Summary: Assist with the 14th annual area cleanup on the Manistee National Forest, including removal of historic dumping sites and prevention of future illegal dumping through education and monitoring.

    Applicant: Expedition Awareness
    Location: Wichita Falls, Texas
    Start Date: December 2011
    Summary: Development of educational materials and signage to be used at Expedition Awareness events throughout the nation.

    Applicant: Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee
    Location: La Palma, California – Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area
    Start Date: December 2011
    Summary: Grant money will support volunteers during the DTPC cleanup, which includes litter collection, removal of invasive species, removal of unnecessary fences, and general participant education.

    Applicant: MotherLode Rock Crawlers
    Location: Pioneer, California – Eldorado National Forest
    Start Date: April 2012
    Summary: Repair mud holes on the Pardoe Trail, preventing erosion and sedimentation increase in adjacent streams.

    Applicant: Emerald Trail Riders Association
    Location: Eugene, Oregon
    Start Date: January 2012
    Summary: Assist with facilitation of the Youth Safety Evaluation Club, which is part of the new Oregon requirements for rider safety training for riders 15 years of age and younger.
    To learn more about Tread Lightly! and responsible use of public lands, or to become a member, visit www.treadlightly.org

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