Mid-Atlantic Off-Roading & Tread Lightly!®

 
What is Tread Lightly! and why is it important? That is a great question, and we feel that Tread Lightly! sums it up very well.
 

"Tread Lightly! and its partners lead a national initiative to protect and enhance recreation access and opportunities by promoting outdoor ethics to heighten individuals’ sense of good stewardship. Tread Lightly!’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain healthy ecosystems and thriving populations of fish and wildlife."   

Here at Mid-Atlantic Off-Roading we recognized that as a retailer of off-roading parts we have a moral responsibility to work to help protect the very lands that bring us so much enjoyment. Without the proper knowledge and best practices we could lose this outdoor space we all love. We encourage all of our customers to look into Tread Lightly's membership program that helps keep our trails clean, open and wildlife and nature protected!
 
Doing your part isn't difficult and Tread Lightly! has outlined the steps you can take as an off-roader to do your part. Check them out here https://treadlightly.org/learn/recreation-tips/4x4ing/
 

TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY

Travel responsibly on designated roads, trails or areas.

RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS

Respect the rights of others, including private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed.

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Educate yourself prior to your trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies, planning for your trip, taking recreation skills classes and knowing how to operate your equipment safely.

AVOID SENSITIVE AREAS

Avoid sensitive areas such as meadows, lake shores, wetlands and streams. Stay on designated routes.

DO YOUR PART

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 restoring degraded areas.

 

Want to learn more about Tread Lightly!® and become a member? Follow the link here https://treadlightly.org/support/members/