Visit Ogden Launches Efforts to Support Trails Foundation Northern Utah | Surroundings
OGDEN – Visit Ogden, which is tasked with promoting travel in the Weber district, works with a coalition of mountain towns from across the country to promote responsible tourism.
“We know how special our wilderness areas are and we want to allocate resources to help protect and preserve them for future generations,” said Sara Toliver, President and CEO of Visit Ogden, in a statement. The Weber County Group has launched an outreach campaign called Wild4Ogden as part of the initiative.
The hope is to attract support “from those who use our wild places” for groups like TFNU, said Colt Jarvis, director of marketing and communications at Visit Ogden. Jarvis said working with Pledge for the Wild enables Weber County “to be part of a community of mountain towns across the country that are also committed to responsible tourism and visiting our wilderness areas.” Pledge for the Wild’s other communities are concentrated in the western United States and include Sun Valley, Idaho; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Steamboat Springs, Aspen and Durango, Colorado, among others.
“Leading outdoor communities come together to fuel the conversation about responsible tourism and create awareness of ways to give back directly to the wild places in these iconic mountain towns. Whether you are traveling through or visiting your favorite local adventure spots, we encourage you to pause and consider who supports and maintains these wild places on a daily basis, ”says the Pledge for the Wild website.
These images show highlights of two of the four posters that Visit Ogden is offering, in part to raise funds for the Trails Foundation of Northern Utah, the nonprofit group committed to preserving hiking trails in the area. Visit Ogden promotes tourism in Weber County.
In collaboration with Pledge for the Wild, a non-profit group, Visit Ogden also aims to provide tips on responsible tourism and share outdoor principles. All donations made in Weber County remain in Weber County and go directly to TFNU.