TREAD FOUNDATION AND OUR WORK
The Texas Real Estate Advocacy & Defense (TREAD) Foundation is a 501c3 that provides education and resources to help landowners and the general public know more about their private property rights and how to best protect their land and Texas’ natural resources.
We partner with professionals and organizations that advocate sound public policy and maintain a bipartisan commitment to evaluate and prioritize issues through good science and economics. TREAD is a voice of reason representing landowners at the Capitol.
Our rights are individual, but it takes a coalition to defend them. That’s where TREAD comes in. You can get involved by 1) becoming a member, 2) giving to the advocacy and education, 3) giving to the PAC to keep legislators in office who support TREAD’s mission and want to protect landowners.
TREAD Foundation Board
The Tread Foundation Board is comprised of passionate landowners dedicated to protecting our finite natural resources and upholding landowner rights, for existing Texans and generations to come. Armed with an array of diverse backgrounds and experiences, each board member brings a unique perspective to the challenges we face today.
The TREAD Coalition organizes educational workshops across the state to educate property owners and real estate professionals on issues affecting their land, communities, and pocketbook. The purpose of these workshops is to bring together people in communities affected by legislation, development, or other property-related matters that fall in TREAD’s purview. For example, we organized more than 40 workshops in Central Texas centered around a pipeline that was being built through the hill country, impacting natural habitats and private properties during its construction. These workshops have been crucial to building our membership base, spreading awareness, and sharing the tools necessary for landowners to advocate on their own behalf.
TREAD Talks provides information and insight on rural issues by inviting seasoned experts and thought leaders to participate in a panel discussion and provide an overview of the history and background of a specific topic in Texas and discuss ways that landowners can work together with industry to find solutions while being partners in that process. Additionally, panelists speak about the role their individual organizations have in supporting rural landowners and their approach to tackling critical issues that rural communities face. These talks are streamed on Facebook live, and they are archived on our YouTube page as well as through our membership portal as a benefit of support.
The TREAD Foundation works with attorneys and experts who can help navigate what to do if you in encounter a landowner issue that might need legal expertise or litigation. We are here for you and will be sure you have a seat at the table when decisions are being made that affect you and your property. We will help you advocate for and protect your private property rights.
DONATE BY CHECK
Checks can be made payable to TREAD and mailed to:
11601 W Hwy 290 W
Austin, TX 78737
Your donation is tax deductible by the full extent of the law. Thank you for your support.