On January 21st, the third of four Tread Lightly! and Overland Expo Foundation joint clean-up projects took place in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests of Virginia. In conjunction with each of the Overland Expo events TL! and OXF clean up a local area and give back to the community.

This project was centered around Overland Expo East and serviced a dispersed campground in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in VirginiaFunding for the project was provided by the Overland Expo Foundation and went towards cleaning up the campground.


Positive Impacts

The group of nine volunteers not only cleaned the campground, but also placed carsonite signs and took inventory of each site. The area has suffered from overuse and needed to be put back into working order before the spring rush of campers. 

This was our fourth project in the Glenwood Pedlar District, and our second with funding from Overland Expo Foundation- we are thrilled to have them as a partner, and to put the funding they provided to good use by marking and improving the dispersed camping sites in the district. These sites require regular attention, and someone staying at one of the sites long past the 14-day stay limit this summer had left a huge amount of trash behind- while it was covered in snow, we were still able to fill more than one pickup truck with what was there. Hopefully the new Carsonite posts with the limit clearly marked will help visitors understand they aren’t meant for long-term habitation.

tread lightly! signpost


Get Involved

Read the full impact report from Tread Lightly! here and visit their website to learn about ways you can volunteer.