NON-PROFIT CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF CA OHV PROGRAM
Despite numerous shutdown orders, efforts to champion responsible OHV recreation continued during the COVID crisis of 2020. Some of those activities by government and non-government OHV stakeholders include carrying legislation in Sacramento, securing cooperative agreements with land agencies, applying for OHV grants, field recon of restoration or trail stewardship projects, hosting or attending endless zoom meetings, educating the public about COVID mitigation prescriptions, getting permitted events authorized by county health officials, planning for volunteer events once COVID restrictions abate, and launching a new non-profit organization to support the 50th Anniversary of the CA OHV Program.
As a board member of the California Outdoor Recreation Foundation (CORF), I want to share some of the work that CORF has done over the last 6 months during our weekly board meetings. Of course there was a lot of paperwork that needed to get filed with state and federal agencies. Logos, organizational narratives, and website also had to be created.
Our new website has gone live and states that CORF was established to partner with the California Department of Parks and Recreation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Off Highway Motorized Vehicle Recreation Program. CORF will provide promotional materials for this historic milestone, as well as assist in the planning of OHV Safety Week, a new annual program with a goal of educating thousands of recreation enthusiasts throughout California.
Despite numerous ongoing challenges that face OHV recreation, I think the CA OHV Program and its supporters have a lot to be proud of. We have a holistic program that is focused on providing access to sustainable high-quality motorized recreation on public lands in CA. OHV is also working in a collaborative manner with conservation groups, non-motorized recreation organizations, natural/cultural resource interests, and wildfire practitioners to protect and preserve our recreation opportunities for current and future generations.
Be sure and check back into the CORF website for future announcements about upcoming activities and events. Also, feel free to send in a donation to help support the CORF mission as we celebrate 50 years of OHV recreation in California.
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