The Clean Trail Grant Program promotes conservation and benefits cross-country clubs
The off-road type really likes outdoor activities. Many jeep enthusiasts I know can’t wait to leave the office on Friday afternoon. They have pictures of Moab on their desktops, or Wrangler posters in their cubicles; they even wear jeep hats or jackets on their chairs. Our friends at ExtremeTerrain are like that-they eat, sleep and breathe off-road lifestyles, so much so that they turn their passion into a profession. Over the years, we have met the ExtremeTerrain team by working with them in various capacities during this period.
The Pennsylvania company provides aftermarket Jeep Wrangler parts for the off-road enthusiast. While Jeep parts and accessories are their passion, so is the conservation and protection of our nation’s great trails.
Restoration & Improvement
Eligibility & Requirements
Restoration & Improvement
ExtremeTerrain is accepting applications for their Clean Trail Grant Program, an initiative advocating the responsible use of recreational trails. The Clean Trail Grant Program provides eligible groups the opportunity to have their next trail improvement project funded, be it clean up, restoration, or expansion. To date, ExtremeTerrain has approved over 22 grants for trail improvement projects, totaling nearly $10,000. This year, an additional 10 grants have been approved with more expected.
Eligibility & Require
Various Wrangler outfits, 4×4 groups, and Off-Highway Vehicle Organizations (OHV) are eligible, provided five or more members are currently active. Publicly and privately owned off-road trails are eligible to apply as well. The Clean Trail Grant money can be used for purchasing the tools associated with trail cleaning, restoration, and expansion; promotional materials to recruit volunteers, food for said volunteers, and to cover other miscellaneous expenses.
“We you can get the tools you need to clean, restore, or expand your local trails, helping to maintain the trail system and improve it for future off-roaders,” reads a statement from ExtremeTerrain.
Recent Clean Trail Grant winners and participants include The OffRoad Misfits, Onslow County North Carolina Boy Scouts, Dauntless Jeepers, and the Kentucky Off-Roaders. The grant money for these individual entities was used for a range of things, from dumpster rental and cleaning supplies, to purchasing a camera to catch litter bugs in the act. Along with the grant money, industrial strength trash bags for garbage and debris removal were provided.
Those interested in applying can do so by filling out a brief questionnaire. The Clean Trail Grant Program was established in 2015.
Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan.
Cover photo: FCA US LLC.
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