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Join SFWDA & Trick N Traction, and JeepUp on Feb. 25th for our Second Annual "Tread Lightly! ® Workshop"

 Last year the T-N-T club out of Clemson, SC launched a new workshop which is funded by SFWDA grant funds and provides a totally free opportunity to learn the Tread Lightly! ® principles and how they play such an important role in our sport. With the success from last year we are continuing this initiative through 2017.

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 Education is at the core of our mission. Our goal is to educate enthusiasts and local citizens about what Tread Lightly! is all about, and why Environmental Stewardship is so important. When on the trail these steps are critical to preserve OHV access to public land for future generations. It's also a huge benefit knowing established best practices when off road that all fellow enthusiasts should aspire towards. 


Interested? 

 Then join us for a three-hour workshop and our second annual Tread Lightly! training event that's entirely free to the public! 

 

Last years workshop being led by Official Tread Lightly! trainers; Scott Fields, and Mike Morrison 


Here is what you can expect......

This Awareness Workshop is a 3-hour course that will provide attendees with an introduction to Tread Lightly! principles as decision making guidelines while enjoying the great outdoors in a safe and responsible manner. The workshop will provide you with situational awareness, the know-how on minimizing your impact while recreating, and the outdoor ethic that will help sustain our trails for generations to come.

Many Great Door Prizes will be given away!

The focus of this workshop will be on the Tread Lightly! principals. Uwharrie Off-Road Training Centers’; Scott Fields is a Tread Lightly! Master Training. He will be leading the workshop based on Tread Lightly’s! three hour workshop outline. Note that we will only be able to accommodate the first 100 people to register for this exciting event.” - Al Sweeney; SFWDA Vice President

Event Details

COST =
There is NO COST for the event. This workshop is funded by grant proceeds from within SFWDA.

WHERE =
Youth Center at NewSprings Church
2940 Concord Rd
Anderson, SC 29621

HOW =
Register here and now online. It's free! We just want to know who all to expect. 
You can also register in person at the event if space is still available but this event is limited to 100 attendees. 

WHEN = Feb 25, 2017 ( 9 AM- 12 PM )


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SFWDA & TNT's Inagural Tread Lightly! Awareness Workshop was a Success!

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I wanted to catch everyone up on some of the details from this recent great event. Lot's of photos and short stories have been posted onto Facebook and Social Media but I wanted to summarize the day and post some photos here as well to enjoy, remember and enlighten. Hopefully you will be able to join us at our next Tread Lightly Awareness Workshop. 

This Awareness Workshop was a 3-hour course that provided around 40 attendees with an totally free introduction to Tread Lightly! and it's principles. The workshop provides attendees with the history of the Tread Lightly organization and how to make individuals more situational aware, the know-how on minimizing your impact while recreating, and the outdoor ethic that will help sustain our trails for generations to come. 

 Club members from the South Carolina based Trick N Traction orchestrated the event from the beginning and SFWDA Sponsored it with a Grant which was awarded to TNT. Scott Fields, and Michael Morrison from the Uwharrie Off Road Training Center led the course. They both are nationally recognized I4WDTA Certified Instructors, and Tread Lightly Master Tread Trainers.  The course was very fun, concise and provide attendees with a breath of information to take back to their own individual clubs and trails to further spread the message. With slides shows and videos on the big screen the crowd was very engaged which led to some great candid responses and discussion amidst the focused curriculum. Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the event which was concluded on schedule with some raffle prizes from Warn, SFWDA, and Clemson 4WD Center, and more for all those who attended.  

Remember folks, these are our trails. Treat them accordingly or we will loose them. This goes for both public and private trails. No park owner wants trash and hazardous materials strewn through their property no more than the National Forest Service, BLM, or any other agency for that matter. This is why it's so important to practice, share, and never forget the Tread Lightly principles. These simple words mean so much more when you practice them routinely.  

As always stay tuned to our message board and Facebook posts for the lasted events and news. We plan to do this event again in the future and next time it may be closer to you so stay tuned!

Till then; I'll See you on the Trail....

 

Walter Shafer
Southern Four Wheel Drive Association
System Administrator
Trailfest 2016 Coordinator

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