Every year the non-profit Tread Lightly! organization offers Stewardship Grants to individual members and clubs to promote responsible outdoor recreation and to encourage recreationists to become more involved in the stewardship of the areas they enjoy.
These grants are designed to help individuals and clubs organize clean-ups, trail maintenance work days and other small stewardship projects. Through this program, Tread Lightly! members have helped support the maintenance and stewardship of thousands of acres of our public lands, and ensured access for responsible recreational land uses for the future.
Tread Lightly! has awarded 21 grants totaling $10,300. The maximum grant award amount is $500, and those funds can be used to rent equipment or purchase supplies like garbage bags, water, or snacks for volunteers.
To be eligible for a Tread Lightly! Stewardship Grant, you must be a Tread Lightly! member club or Three-Year Individual Member. All other membership categories are not eligible.
You can visit www.treadlightly.org/page.php/stewardshipgrants to find out more about the program.
To see other what other Stewardship Grant applicants are proposing, check out the interactive Google Map HERE.
You can fill out a Stewardship Grant application HERE.
If you are not yet a member of Tread Lightly!, I encourage you to consider joining or supporting the organization. Tread Lightly! is a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible outdoor recreation through ethics, education, and stewardship programs. You can see the different types of memberships available HERE.