MOAB VOLUNTEERS HELP TREAD LIGHTLY! AND HUMMER RESCUE POPULAR TRAILHEAD
MOAB, UTAH (September 30, 2008) – Nearly 20 local volunteers helped improve the popular Kane Creek trailhead in Moab, Utah on Saturday's National Public Lands Day.
The project was part of a Tread Lightly! program called HUMMER's Recreation Rescue. With funding from HUMMER and help from local volunteers, Tread Lightly! is providing project grants to recreation projects around the country to ensure land remains accessible for responsible recreationists.
The Kane Creek trailhead and staging area serves several trails and is popular with mountain bikers, ATV riders, motorcyclists and four wheel drive enthusiasts. Because of its popularity, the area has become somewhat unorganized, often congested, and is seeing damage from unregulated use.
Volunteers began constructing a new kiosk that will contain information on safety, responsible use, Bureau of Land Management rules, and hold new maps and brochures. New fence posts were installed and existing fencing was repaired to help prevent damage and better organize the trails. Volunteers also picked up litter around the area.
For more information on HUMMER's Recreation Rescue, please visit www.treadlightly.org.
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Tread Lightly!, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to proactively protect recreation access and opportunities in the outdoors through education and stewardship initiatives. Tread Lightly! is the nation’s signature ethics message for outdoor enthusiasts that use motorized vehicles. The organization also offers unique training and restoration programs strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. www.treadlightly.org
HUMMER is a division of General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, which employs about 266,000 people globally. HUMMER is a premium off-road vehicle manufacturer with sales in 37 countries and a product line-up that consists of the H2, H2 SUT, H3, H3 Alpha and all-new H3T. Information on HUMMER products is available at www.hummer.com