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Connecticut OHV Rec Management & OHV Association Development Workshops

November 08, 2006 7:00 AM

BLUERIBBON COALITION ACTION ALERT!

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

Attention Connecticut and Surrounding States!

Russ Ehnes from the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) just contacted us with their news releases on the OHV Recreation Management Workshop and Off-Highway Vehicle Association Development Workshop taking place in Connecticut, during the month of December 2006.  The dates, times and places are posted below, so mark your calendar and plan to attend. 

For more information check out NOHVCC's website at www.nohvcc.orgor contact Leslie Lewis at (860) 424-3578 or Glenn Jurgen at (203) 269-5229.

PLEASE IF YOU RECREATE IN THE NORTH EAST GET INVOLVED NOW!

Thanks in advance for your support,
Brian Hawthorne
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       CONTACT:  Leslie Lewis 
October 31, 2006                                                            Phone: 860-424-3578
                                                                                          Email:  
leslie.lewis@po.state.ct.us 

Connecticut
OHV Recreation Management Workshop & Optional Training
Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, Burlington
December 5-8, 2006

On-Line Registration Now Available
https://conference.nohvcc.org/?EVENT&EVENTCODE=010193-15&PASSWORD=135Xc311&template=CTwork

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection will conduct an Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Management Workshop at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington on December 5-8, 2006.

The purpose of the Workshop is to conduct an educational forum on off-highway vehicle recreation management for Connecticut's local, state and federal land management decision makers, recreation planners, resource specialists, law enforcement personnel and leadership representatives from OHV recreation and other stakeholder communities.

Specific workshop objectives are to:

  • Review Connecticut sales of off-highway motorcycles and ATVs, rider demographics, and safety training programs;
  • Review general and Connecticut-specific needs and desires of OHV and other recreation publics;
  • Review current local, state and federal laws, policies, regulations and planning efforts and their impact on OHV management and development in Connecticut;
  • Improve the development, planning, design, construction, maintenance and management of OHV trail areas, facilities and systems in order to:

                o Better meet local, state and federal requirements, 
                o Minimize impacts and improve conservation of natural and cultural resources,
                o Reduce conflict between recreational, community and environmental interest groups,
                o Better meet the needs and desires of the OHV and other recreation publics, and
                o Reduce liability; and

  • Expand partnerships between the OHV recreation publics, communities and land management agencies.

The workshop will consist of classroom instruction and field exercises.  In addition, optional Tread Lightly! Tread Trainer(r) and ATV Safety Institute ATV RiderCourseSM certification classes and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation DirtBike SchoolSM are being offered on December 5, 2006.

Registration is required and limited to 75.  The registration deadline is November 22. If you are unable to register on-line please contact Ann Vance at 800-348-6487 or at avance@nohvcc.orgfor a print registration form.  For general information regarding the workshop please contact Leslie Lewis at 860-424-3578 or leslie.lewis@po.state.ct.us.

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council is a non-profit educational foundation.  For information regarding the NOHVCC and its workshop program visit our website at www.nohvcc.org.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                CONTACT: Glenn Jurgen
October 31, 2006                                                                      Phone: 203-269-5229
                                                                                                     Email:  
glennmj@gmail.com

Off-Highway Vehicle Association Development
Workshop

DEP Marine Headquarters
333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme
Saturday - December 9

On-line Registration Now Available
https://conference.nohvcc.org/?EVENT&EVENTCODE=010193-15&PASSWORD=135Xc311&template=CTwork

The Connecticut Trail Users, East Coast 4 Wheel Drive Association - Region D, Connecticut Motorsports Business Association, New England Trail Riders Association, Northeast Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, NortheastATVers.com and the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection will conduct an off-highway vehicle association development workshop on Saturday, December 9, 2006, in Old Lyme.

The purpose of the workshop is for off-highway motorcycle, ATV and four-wheel drive enthusiasts and OHV-oriented businesses to come together to build Connecticut's OHV clubs, specific vehicle associations and a state-wide OHV association. The workshop will include work on leadership, communication, organization management, education outreach, building partnerships, and working effectively with elected officials and the media. 

Keep a watch on the following websites for updates on the workshop:

            Connecticut Trail Users                                                      www.cttrailusers.com
            East Coast 4 Wheel Drive Association - Region D        www.ec4wda.org
            New England Trail Riders Association                             www.netra.org
            Northeast Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs               www.nea4wd.org
           NortheastATVers.com                                                         www.northeastatvers.com

 A registration fee of $15.00 will be charged to help cover materials, lunch and beverages.  Advance registration is required!   The registration deadline is November 29. There will be NO on-site registration!   If you are unable to register on-line please contact Ann Vance at 800-348-6487 or at avance@nohvcc.orgfor print registration forms.  For general workshop information please contact Glenn Jurgen by phone at 203-269-5229 or by email at glennmj@gmail.com.

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council is a non-profit educational foundation.  For information regarding the NOHVCC and its workshop program visit its website at www.nohvcc.org.

Join us on December 9th.
Help build responsible OHV opportunities in Connecticut!

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