Video by Del Albright and Sharetrails.org, made at Moab, UT, Easter Jeep Safari 2018
Jessi Combs, metal fabricator, TV star, rock star, racer, record setter and a do-everything woman, speaks out about getting involved, starting nationally with the BlueRibbon Coalition and your state association, for starters. https://youtu.be/0SYJlBibi0U
Support the sport by attending events in your state.
By Del Albright, Life Member
One of the best ways to support your sport, make sure we have a sport in the future, and get some wheeling in at the same time is to attend events in your state association, in this case the Calif. 4Wheel Drive Association (www.cal4wheel.com).
Cal4Wheel has several events run by dedicated volunteers who work hard to help the Association grow. Do your part by attending those you can fit in. It's another way of doing the main things that keep our sport alive: Join, Donate and Volunteer. In this case, volunteer your time and rig for a fun weekend on the trails around great people.
BEING VIRTUAL IS NOT ENOUGH TO KEEP YOUR ACTIVITIES ALIVE AND WELL.
By Del Albright
Whether it's about guns, your kids school parent's program, your church, your RC hobby or your off-road/backcountry motorirzed sports, being VIRTUAL is not enough!
Virtual fun will not stop those that want to change what you enjoy doing; or even close down your sport.
JOIN those groups that support your activtites if you expect to keep them alive the way you like things.
I spend my fair share of time with my nose in my phone; but I kick myself often to remember to do MORE than explore the virtual world. We have to join, donate, volunteer and be part of keeping what we love to do alive and well.
Start with a national group for your activities; include Regional and State Associations and groups. But JOIN and do what your time allows to be part of the solution.
Don Amador and Paul Turcke (Attorney) Educate Politicians on Access Issues.
By Del Albright In the words of Don Amador: It was a really great trip back to Washington D.C. this week with BRC counsel, Paul Turcke. The trip was to educate Congress, the USFS, BLM, Dept. of Interior DOI, and Administration about the important role that recreation has as an economic driver and the need for their support of “boots on the ground” recreation staff, etc. Lots of very good meetings with agency, congress, and admin. Also, got to visit with our counterparts at the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), and ARRA. (Picture is of me and Terry Heslin at the BLM office on M street – Terry and I were surprised to see each other at the BLM HQ. As many of you know, Terry helped start the OHV program at Stonyford, CA – before Applegate – and then moved over to the BLM where he has proved himself as a recreation leader and an important element of the national BLM recreation program. Terry currently serves as a BLM leader in New Mexico) ## More from Don Amador at http://thegeneralsrecreationden.blogspot.com/ More on Sharetrails.Org here.
A great way for a supporting business to help keep our trails open and our sport alive. ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant Program
Get $250 for a Trail Improvement Project
ExtremeTerrain strongly advocates for the responsible recreational use of off-road trails and is happy to launch the Clean Trail Grant Program.
This program will provide eligible groups the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund their next trail improvement related project which could range from trail clean-up, trail restoration, trail expansion, to name a few. Various Wrangler and 4x4 groups and organizations as well as publicly and privately owned off-road trails are all invited to apply for the grant.
Along with the grant, ExtremeTerrain will provide industrial strength trash bags for collection of any debris.