Eastern Sierra club awarded grant
The Eastern Sierra Four Wheel Drive Club has been awarded a grant from Tread Lightly! to participate in the Quadratec Cares Stewardship Program. The program is designed to promote land conservation and responsible outdoor recreation.
The grant will be utilized to reinforce Tread Lightly!’s message to only “RIDE ON DESIGNATED ROUTES”. Tread Lightly decals with this message will be used with carsonite posts and kiosks at important locations within the Inyo National Forest and the Bishop Bureau of Land Management areas. Support from both these agencies was crucial in obtaining this grant. Forest Supervisor, Ed Armenta, said ”I believe that all our combined efforts will help protect resources and provide a quality experience for users of the motorized trail system in this area”. BLM Field Manager, Steve Nelson, stated this “would complement our ongoing efforts to promote responsible riding”. Volunteers from the Four Wheel Drive Club will provide the manpower to get the signs installed.
Mike Johnston, President of the Eastern Sierra Four Wheel Drive Club said “we are very pleased to get this grant and to have another opportunity to work with the Forest Service and BLM. This project fits well with our many other efforts to respect and protect our public lands.”
ABOUT TREAD LIGHTLY!
Tread Lightly! Is a national outdoor ethics education organization founded in 1990. It promotes responsible outdoor recreation through education and stewardship programs. They have more than 70 official partners and can be contacted at www.treadlightly.org.
ABOUT EASTERN SIERRA FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB
The Eastern Sierra Four Wheel Drive Club’s goal is to promote responsible, safe and sane four wheeling. They have a monthly meeting at the Bishop Pizza Factory and also a monthly 4x4 outing. The Club is a member of the Tread Lighlty! Organization, the California Off Road Vehicle Association and the California Four Wheel Drive Association. They support conservation with utilization.
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