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Old September 24th, 2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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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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Old September 24th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #2
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It is a very good sight to see big names like TREAD lightly around here, Welcome!
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Old September 24th, 2007, 02:50 PM   #3
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till they come here to kzoo...cat tails are still worth 500 points....j/k..but it is cool they came to mi
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:23 PM   #4
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till they come here to kzoo...cat tails are still worth 500 points....j/k..but it is cool they came to mi
I was thinking more along the lines of "here" (as in gl4x4).

the funny thing is that if you combine the beliefs of tread lightly and the michigan laws pretty much everything without a green road sign is useless.

as a whole more people need to know how to drive intelligently, part of this is being able to traverse the ground creating a minimal impact.

I would like to see a class put on at the mounds orv park in davison michigan, I would be wiling to bet the attendance would be 3x that of the traverse city location.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:30 PM   #5
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Just curious, why hasnt GLFWDA been made aware of this class?
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:33 PM   #6
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Just curious, why hasnt GLFWDA been made aware of this class?

a better question is who/what is venture offroad?
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:35 PM   #7
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #8
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Maybe it's just me, but it seems like a company that nobody has heard of would have a hard time getting folks to show up for a tread lightly training program. Especially on such short notice for registration.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #9
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welp. I guess I better sign up. I'd like to see how they work.
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holy badass
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that thing is fawking cool...
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