New program looks to help individuals and groups organize cleanups, trail maintenance days and other projects across the country to preserve and protect off-road areas
West Chester, PA (April 28, 2022) – Quadratec Inc., the world’s largest independent retailer of parts and accessories for Jeep® vehicles, today unveiled its 50 Cleanups in 50 States Stewardship Grant Fund in partnership with Tread Lightly!, an organization whose mission is to protect and enhance recreation access by promoting outdoor ethics.
The ’50-for-50’ program will fully support one stewardship project in each state over the next 24 months that enhances or improves off-road or public land access.
“Quadratec has always known the value of maintaining access to our public lands and off-road trails and believe it is our responsibility to support enthusiasts working towards improving the environment,” said Ted Wentz, CEO of Quadratec. “We’re proud to partner with Tread Lightly! for this 50-for-50 program to help keep America’s parks, forests and trails open for future generations.”
The ’50-for-50’ stewardship grant fund will help project managers pay for equipment, fees, volunteer support, food, fuel, signage and other miscellaneous costs.
Quadratec worked with industry partners Tread Lightly! and the Bureau of Land Management to launch its ’50-for-50’ program during the recent Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah — funding a work project on Kane Creek Trail that enacted protective buck-and-rail fencing around an important historical petroglyph site.
“There is no better place to kick off our 50-for-50 stewardship initiative than right in Moab during Easter Jeep Safari,” said Quadratec Director of Content Eric Ammerman. “Important projects like this are exactly what our program seeks to help, and we can’t wait to see where the next 49 takes us.”
Quadratec has been a supporting partner of Tread Lightly! for more than 20 years, and a longtime fundraiser for Tread Lightly!’s stewardship programs. The company has also promoted Tread Lightly! and other trail restoration efforts through its Quadratec Cares ‘Energize the Environment’ program.
“We’re thrilled to launch the Quadratec 50-for-50 stewardship fund and improve public lands across the United States,” said Tread Lightly! Executive Director Matt Caldwell. “Thank you to Quadratec for their longtime support and helping improve America’s public lands.”
Clubs and individuals are required to be active, supporting members of Tread Lightly! to be eligible to apply for ’50-for-50’ grant funding. To learn more about the Quadratec ’50-for-50 program, visit quadratec.com/quadratecs-50-states-50-trails-initiative.
About Quadratec, Inc.
Built on over 30 years of excellence, Quadratec, Inc. is more than just an industry leader in the aftermarket Jeep world. It is a dream builder, problem solver and passionate advocate for all enthusiasts of the legendary Jeep CJ & Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Gladiator vehicles. Quadratec delivers the very best parts and accessories that provide Jeep owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence. Learn more at www.quadratec.com.
About Tread Lightly!
Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through stewardship programs and ethics education. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its unique training and restoration initiatives are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program is long-term in scope with a goal to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s award-winning materials, programs and services are solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing recreation issues. Individuals and businesses can commit to Tread Lightly! and protect outdoor access by becoming a member at www.treadlightly.org.