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Old September 24th, 2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default Tread Lightly! Brings OHV Ethics Training to Michigan

Hey everyone- thought some of you may be interested in this!



--ANNOUNCING A TREAD TRAINER COURSE IN MICHIGAN--

The nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! would like to invite you to participate in an upcoming Tread Trainer Course in Traverse City, Michigan on Saturday, November 10, 2007, hosted by Venture Offroad.

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. Once a participant becomes a "Tread Trainer," he or she is equipped to present the Tread Lightly! message to new riders, club members, employees, tourists, Scouts, kids, or others-- adding a whole new dimension to his/her organization's educational goals or personal volunteer activities.

The Tread Trainer program was recently highlighted by the National Forest Foundation as a key aid in confronting the threat of unmanaged OHV recreation, including snowmobiling, to public land. Hundreds of enthusiast club members, tour guides, safety trainers, and land managers from all over the country have been trained and are proclaiming the program's crucial value in today's recreation issues.

TANGIBLE BENEFITS:
Trainers receive a 100-page manual, 2 Tread Lightly! PowerPoint presentations on CD, certificate of completion, set of durable plastic Tread Lightly! hangtags, set of guides for responsible recreation, set of quick-tip brochures, an "On the Right Trail" video, an extra discount on all Tread Lightly! products, $25 in free Tread Lightly! educational materials, use of Tread Lightly!ís mascot costume and table-top display upon request, and updates through a semi-annual newsletter, emails and website.

INTANGIBLE BENEFITS:
Recognition as a Tread Lightly! member, expertise in Tread Lightly! ethics and ways to minimize outdoor impacts when recreating; methods of teaching ethics to others; networking opportunities with other agencies/organizations at the course; the ability to effectively spread outdoor ethics; and improvement in presentation skills.

DATE AND TIME: Saturday, November 10, 2007 8:00-5:00

PLACE: Center Pointe Building, 12935 S. West Bayshore Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Deadline is October 12.

COST: The cost of the course is $50 (includes breakfast & lunch). Scholarship opportunities ARE available.

TO REGISTER: Register for the course online or call Tread Lightly! at (800) 966-9900.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TREAD TRAINER: go to www.treadlightly.org or call (800) 966-9900. Or email Mary, the program manager at mary@treadlightly.org.


Further information is available in the attachment.
This really is a great opportunity-- take advantage of it! Seats are filling.


Mary Van Buren and Monica Clay
Tread Lightly!
www.treadlightly.org
1.800.966.9900
298 24th Street
Suite 325
Ogden, UT 84401
Fax: 801.621.8633
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