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Outdoor Companies Unite for Tread Lightly! Charity Auction on eBay


November 1-11

In an effort to raise money for solutions to urgent outdoor recreation issues, more than 50 companies have donated at least 150 products to the nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! for its Fourth Annual Charity Auction on eBay, November 1-11.

Big ticket items this year include a Grizzly 550 ATV from Yamaha and a Gator XUV 625i utility vehicle from John Deere.

One hundred percent of the money raised will go to help keep trails and recreation sites healthy and open to the public.  The auction also includes plenty of 4x4 accessories, power sports equipment and outdoor gear.  Bids will start at 40 to 60 percent off of retail prices.

"We've just developed some remarkable new campaigns, tools and programs to help protect outdoor recreation access, and we hope to implement these initiatives fully in 2012," said Tread Lightly!'s executive director Lori McCullough. "Money raised from this auction is key to helping us save access and curtail closures."

A few of the auction items include:

Yamaha Grizzly 550 Fl 4X4 ATV
John Deere Gator XUV 625i 4x4 Utility Vehicle
Talon 18 SR Winch from Superwinch
Hunting Apparel & Gear from Browning
4x4 Driving Lesson Packages from Blue Ridge Expeditions
Hummer Tour for 2 in AZ from Stellar Adventures
Tekk Toad Rain Suits from Frogg Toggs
The Amazing Campfire in A Can from Campfire In A Can.com
Year passes to Brimstone Recreation adventure park in TN
Portable Personal Sanitation Supplies from RESTOP
Lifetime Membership from Dallas Safari Club
2 Night Stay at ArdPark Cabins in Missouri
Las Vegas and Utah Tours from Awesome Adventures
Portable Grill from Adjustagrill
Framed Limited-Edition Photograph from Serenity Scenes
Emergency Survival Kit in a Can from Two Knobby Tires
Telepack Avalanche Shovel from Voile
BIFFY BAG Disposable Toilets 2011 Guides Choice Award
Flatpack Kitchenware Set from Front Runner Outfitters

More information about the auction can be found at www.treadlightly.org.

Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs.  Tread Lightly!'s educational message, along with its 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! offers unique programs and services to help remedy current recreation issues.


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