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Tread Lightly! Announces Quadratec 50 Cleanups in 50 States Stewardship Grant Fund

NORTH SALT LAKE, UT. (Apr 12, 2022)— Tread Lightly!, a U.S.-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting responsible outdoor recreation through stewardship and educational programs, today announced the launch of Quadratec’s 50 Cleanups in 50 States stewardship grant fund (Quadratec 50 for 50).

The fund will support one stewardship project in each state over the next 24 months that enhances or improves off-road or public land access.

“We’re thrilled to launch the Quadratec 50 for 50 stewardship fund and improve public lands across the United States,” said Matt Caldwell, Tread Lightly! executive director. “Thank you to Quadratec for their longtime support and helping improve America’s public lands.”

Quadratec has been a supporting partner of Tread Lightly! for 30 years, and a longtime fundraiser for Tread Lightly!’s stewardship programs. Quadratec has also promoted Tread Lightly! and other trail restoration efforts through its Quadratec Cares ‘Energize the Environment’ program.

“Quadratec has always known the value of maintaining access to our public lands and off-road trails and believe it is our responsibility to support enthusiasts working towards improving the environment,” said Ted Wentz, CEO of Quadratec. “We’re proud to partner with Tread Lightly! for this 50 for 50 program to help keep America’s parks, forests and trails open for future generations.”

Clubs and individuals are required to be active, supporting members of Tread Lightly! to be eligible to apply for funding. To learn more about the Quadratec 50 for 50 program, visit treadlightly.org/Quadratec50

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.

Ernesto Araiza

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