Announcing a Tread Lightly! Tread Trainer Course In Redding California

___Tread Lightly News Release

When: September 18, 2010
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00pm
Location: La Quinta Inn 2180 Hill Top Dr. Redding, CA 96002 530-221-8200
Cost: $50 Credit Card Deposit

Registration Closes Monday September 13, 2010

The Tread Trainer program is designed to train participants in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics to the public with a curriculum specifically focused on motorized and mechanized recreation. Why it works? The course is packed with opportunities to practice different communication techniques, to discuss issues facing outdoor recreation and to network with like minded individuals who want to promote responsible recreation.

Completing the one-day Tread Trainer course will qualify the participant to become a Tread Lightly! representative--a Tread Trainer. Once a participant becomes a Tread Trainer, he or she is equipped to present the Tread Lightly! message to other educators, clubs, employees, visitors, enthusiasts or community members. The program was created as a mechanism to disseminate the Tread Lightly! message of responsible recreation through volunteerism.

Trainers complete a one-day training course on the Tread Lightly! ethic and are qualified to present the Tread Lightly! message.

Trainers are required to complete a minimum of one Tread Lightly! presentation or promotion within two years to maintain program benefits.

Trainers receive 100-page manual, 2 Tread Lightly! PowerPoint presentations on CD, certificate of completion, a set of durable plastic Tread Lightly! hangtags, set of guides for responsible recreation, set of PSAs, "On the Right Trail" video, $25 annually in free educational materials, and an extra discount on all Tread Lightly! materials.
Trainers also receive improvements in presentation skills, networking opportunities with other agencies/organizations at the course, expertise in Tread Lightly! ethics and ways to minimize outdoor impacts when recreating, use of the display upon request, updates through a semi-annual newsletter, emails and website.

The key to a successful workshop is to have participants that are familiar with Tread Lightly!, involved in community outreach or recreational training programs, or are interested in developing a higher awareness and competency on responsible recreation ethics.

THE FINE PRINT: Participation in this course is valued is $250 if 25 people register for the Tread Trainer course and $450 if 15 people register for the Master Trainer Course, but with a grant from California State Parks OHV Division is provided at no cost to you. A $50 credit card deposit is required and it is your responsibility to call Tread Lightly! with that information. Your registration is not complete until we receive your deposit. Your card will not be charged unless you cancel within 8 days of the workshop date and or do not show up for the workshop. Please call 800-966-9900 ext. 13 Monday through Friday. Our office hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm Mountain Time.

"This (training) is awesome and incredibly relevant" -participant Ocotillo Wells, CA course April 2010

"Wonderful course and instructors. Good pace and control of class." -participant San Jose, CA course March 2010

"Very pertinent info and well presented" -participant Lake Barkley, KY course March 2010.

"Well worth the trip!" -participant Ponca, NE course September 2009.

To register for the Tread Trainer Course visit Tread Lightly!'s website at or call 800-966-9900. For more information email

This program is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the California State Parks OHV Fund and Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program.

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