Ogden, Utah joins national mountain town partnership Pledge for the Wild! Visit Ogden announced their partnership with Pledge for the Wild on June 2, 2021. This collaboration is an opportunity for Visit Ogden to further its efforts to promote responsible tourism to Weber County.
Pledge for the Wild encompasses a number of mountain towns around the country committed to supporting responsible tourism and building awareness around opportunities to directly give back to the wild places in these iconic mountain towns. Whether you’re a visitor or resident frequenting your favorite local adventure spot, Pledge for the Wild encourages users to pause and consider who supports and cares for these wild places day-to-day.
Visit Ogden will launch an outreach campaign titled Wild4Ogden, to encourage participation in the Pledge for the Wild program. In addition to sharing outdoor principles and responsible tourism tips, through Wild4Ogden, Visit Ogden will create a direct channel to give back locally through online or text-to-donate options with their selected community non-profit partner, Trails Foundation Northern Utah (TFNU). Each donation is sent directly to TFNU so 100% of donations made in Weber County, stay in Weber County.
Those wishing to participate, can donate to TFNU by texting WILD4OGDEN to 44321 or by visiting www.visitogden.com/wild4ogden/ . Participants can also learn more about how they can take care of our wild places or purchase a series of four (4) special edition, vintage-style Weber County outdoor recreation posters at this same website. The posters will be available for purchase at the Visit Ogden office starting Monday June 14, 2021. A portion of the proceeds of each poster sale will be donated to the Trails Foundation of Northern Utah.
“We are excited to have Ogden join this notable group of mountain towns supporting responsible tourism in wild places, per the Pledge for the Wild mantra. We know how special our wild spaces are and want to provide resources to support the protection and maintenance of them for future generations to continue to enjoy,” said Sara Toliver, president/CEO of Visit Ogden.
Visit Ogden encourages all to consider a $1 donation for every mile of trail used, or every hour of time spent in our wild places. These small donations add up and make a real difference!
About Pledge for the Wild: Pledge for the Wild is proactively sharing outdoor principles and responsible tourism tips while creating a direct channel to give back locally through online donation or text-to-donate. Each donation is sent directly to the community non-profit partner of choice. Bend donations stay in Bend, Steamboat donations stay in Steamboat, and so on.
Visit https://www.pledgewild.com/ for more information and a complete list of participating communities.
About Trails Foundation of Northern Utah (TFNU): Trails Foundation of Northern Utah builds trails that create culture where all have places to walk, run and ride as they enjoy nature and connect with their neighbors in the greater Weber County area. The mission of TFNU is to plan, construct, and protect a network of public pathways, trails, and related open spaces for non-motorized users throughout the greater Weber County area.
Visit www.tfnu.org for more information.
Photo Credit: Jay Dash