Tread Lightly Press Release
Febuary 8, 2012 (Salt Lake City, UT) – Tread Lightly!, a national nonprofit organization charged with improving and encouraging responsible outdoor recreation, has announced the relocation of its offices from Ogden, UT to Salt Lake City, UT.
According to Lori McCullough, Tread Lightly!’s executive director, the idea of moving the organization’s headquarters originated in Oct. 2011 at the annual Board Meeting. After receiving a full report of 2011′s successes, the Board of Directors then discussed the probability of Tread Lightly! continuing to grow and expand in 2012, with Salt Lake City being the ideal location to pursue future goals toward growth and national outreach. In recent months, Tread Lightly! has implemented national programs such as the Stewardship Grant Program and Interpretive Panel Giveaway. In addition, multiple print public service announcements were produced under both Respected Access is Open Access and RIDE ON Designated Routes. Additionally, several new promising partnerships were formed that will help Tread Lightly! broaden the scope of its outreach. “We’re very proud of our 2011 accomplishments,” said McCullough. “However, Tread Lightly! is looking forward to an even more productive year in 2012. We are in a time where the Tread Lightly! message is key to the land access issues facing the nation. The growth we expect to see in 2012 simply required relocation to a more accommodating and accessible space.” The move has already allowed Tread Lightly! to bring three additional full-time staff members on board as well as four interns. “The growth in our staff will help immensely with our goals for this year,” McCullough said. “We believe the move was beneficial on many levels and we look forward to continued growth from our new Salt Lake City offices.” Tread Lightly!’s new offices are located at 353 E. 400 S. Suite 100, SLC, UT 84111. Contact numbers remain 801-627-0077 and 800-966-9900.
Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its 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! offers unique programs and services to help remedy current recreation issues.