Jack-It is proud to announce our partnership with Tread Lightly!®.
Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to proactively protect recreation access and opportunities in the outdoors through education and stewardship. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its training and restoration initiatives are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The organization’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment and it’s leading the way to help remedy current and future recreation issues.
At Jack-It we feel our love and respect for outdoor recreation aligns perfectly with the Tread Lightly! message and we hope our partnership and future efforts will help instill the same in other enthusiasts. Join us by following the Tread Lightly! principles.
- Travel Responsibly on land by staying on designated roads, trails and area. Go over, not around, obstacles to avoid widening the trails. Cross streams only at designated fords. when possible, avoid wet, muddy trails. On water, stay on designated waterways and launch your watercraft in designated areas.
- Respect the Rights of Others including private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed. Leave gates as you found them. Yield right of way to those passing your or going uphill. On water, respect anglers, swimmers, skiers, boaters, divers and those on or near shore.
- Educate Yourself prior to your trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies. Plan for your trip, take recreation skills classes and know how to operate your equipment safely.
- Avoid Sensitive Areas on land such as meadows, lakeshores, wetlands and streams. Stay on designated routes. This protects wildlife habitats and sensitive soils from damage. Don’t disturb historical, archeological or paleontological sites. On water, avoid operating your watercraft in shallow waters or near shorelines at high speeds.
- Do Your Part by modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and repairing degraded areas.
To learn more about Tread Lightly! and how you can get involved, visit their website here www.treadlightly.org