National Park - Clean up & Protect Effort
Update 01/29/2019: The government has resumed normal operations. While we are no longer giving away prizes, we still encourage those to protect and keep the USFS, NP, and BLM areas clean.
Update 01/16/2019: We've extended this to include the USFS and BLM! Be sure to use hashtag #ok4wdcleanup -- it will make it easier for us to find your post!
Our industry revolves around exploring and experiencing the outdoors. The vehicles we choose are just a means to experience it. The United States is home to one of the most varied terrains in the world - from deserts to snow peaked mountains to swamp lands to thick forests. Every corner of the United States features a different biome.
Across the United States, National Parks are set up for camping, exploration and to protect national monuments and historical properties. Since the shutdown, we have read incidents of people damaging property, illegally off-roading, illegally camping, and backed up trash and sewage. We've also read inspiring reports of people going beyond by taking trash, restocking toiletries and more.
We want to help and encourage others to help.
To encourage others to help, we have teamed up with some of our favorite manufacturers. Below are the companies that are supporting the efforts and the prizes being given away.
- MAXTRAX - (1) Set of Traction Devices
- ARB - (1) CKMA12 Air Compressor
- American Expedition Vehicles - (1) Pair Of Recovery Gloves & (1) Air Gauge
- OutdoorX4 - (2) Free Magazine Subscriptions for Three Years
- OK4WD Gift Card
How you can enter to win.
All you have to do is volunteer and help out. Take a photo of yourself carrying out trash or any way other way you can help. Be sure a monument or park sign is in the photo! Share the post on social media, tag us in it, use hashtag #ok4wdcleanup and let us know what our protected lands mean to you. Encourage others to help too. We will occasionally share photos from this effort on our social media to encourage others to help too.
If it's a single broken camp chair or several trash bags, no act is too small. Even the smallest acts can be monumental when we all chip in to make a difference.
How and when will the winners be chosen?
We will pick the winners at random when the government shutdown is over and our National Parks return to normal operations. Winners will be announced and contacted through the social media channel they used.
Illegal Off-Roading & Camping
Lastly, we must stress how important it is you do not illegally off-road or illegally camp. Illegal off-roading not only damages land, sometimes beyond repair, it also puts the hobby millions are passionate about into the spotlight negatively. It's important to educate others about treading lightly and only off-roading in approved areas.