BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this news item today:

As an interested party in recreational access on Idaho’s public lands, we thought you’d want to know about a great opportunity provided by the Idaho Non-Profit Center to help you support the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) and that cause!

The “Idaho Gives” day “is a unique celebration of the important role that our many nonprofits play in our communities,” according to Lynn Hoffmann, Executive Director of the Idaho Nonprofit Center. “By focusing the public’s attention on the great work our nonprofits do, we hope to spur people into action on May 2, allowing them to pick their favorite charity, learn about other charities, and make a donation through the Idaho Gives web site.”

Ogden, Utah - The nonprofit Tread Lightly! has re-established its relationship with Ford Motor Company through a special partnership with American Park Network-who just launched the free Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder app. The app allows users to easily find parks and public lands throughout America, based on their favorite activities.

“Outdoor recreation not only provides priceless physical, economic and social benefits to this country, but it also creates future stewards of the environment,” said Lori McCullough, Tread Lightly!’s executive director. “This app will undoubtedly help get Americans outside and propel Tread Lightly!’s mission to promote responsible recreation by providing minimum impact information on a wide variety of outdoor activities.”

A team of more than 50 writers and editors created and curated a searchable database of every federal and state public land in America. This is the same team that publishes the ubiquitous little green Oh, Ranger! guides to national parks and public lands that are read by more than 20 million park enthusiasts each year.