Quadratec Passes Halfway Point of 50-State Trail Cleanup Effort

Quadratec has officially surpassed the halfway point of its 50-state trail cleanup effort, the company announced.

Over the course of 28 projects, the initiative has rallied together 909 volunteers who collectively worked over 5,600 hours and removed nearly 96,000 pounds of trash while improving 704 miles of trail, the company said.

Throughout the course of the “50-for-50” trail cleanup initiative, volunteers from around the country have come together to complete a variety of preservation and restoration projects across 28 different states. In several states, the teams conducted clean-up efforts, recovering garbage from trails and public lands, the company said. Others installed fencing or signage to help tourists and campers better understand the land and its proper use. There were also site protection projects to help protect important landmarks from damage and restoration gatherings to restore or rebuild trail areas that had suffered damage.

“Now that we are at the halfway point of this program, it has really been incredible to see so many different groups come together for a common goal,” said Eric Ammerman, Quadratec’s director of creative content. “We knew going in that this initiative had the chance to make a difference on trails, parks and wildlife areas across the country, and I think it certainly has had a positive effect so far.”

In addition to the campaign kickoff event in Moab, Utah, and a project that improved the staging area and parts of the Bluff Cabin Trail in Big Delta, Alaska, Other states that have seen projects over the program’s first half include Colorado, Minnesota, Florida, West Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Washington, New Hampshire, Montana, Idaho, Maryland, Maine, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, New York, South Carolina, Mississippi and North Carolina.

“Thank you to Quadratec and the amazing volunteers across the country for getting us to the halfway point of the ambitious 50 for 50 program,” said Matt Caldwell, Tread Lightly! executive director. “We’re very proud of the work accomplished so far and look forward to continuing to grow our impact across the entire United States. It has been inspiring to see the unlimited dedication the off-roading community has to conservation and protecting the places we love to ride.”

A.J. Hecht

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