Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has the support of individuals all around the country that volunteer as State Advocates. State advocates put on a variety of trainings from: Awareness Workshops, Trainer Courses, Master Educator Courses, as well as representing the Center at various events. The Center relies on the state advocates to stay in close touch with the Mater Educators and Trainers in their state to be both a representative and a volunteer coordinator. Bob Hazleton is the Leave No Trace California State Advocate and has a big job, there are over 68 Master Educators listed on the website to manage, lots of ground to cover, many of Center’s partner organizations are located there, and it is the most populated state in the country (almost 39 million people).
On Bob’s bio on our website he describes him self as a “software geek” at his day job, but when he is not working behind a computer he is vice-president of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association (He has put in over 800 hours of volunteer work for them), on the board of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, webmaster for the National Association of Interpretation (Region 8), works with local Boy and Girl Scout troops, and loves hiking, camping, and traveling the world with his wife Judi. Bob is always on as the CA state advocate. Whether he is out hiking trails or promoting the California Leave No Trace Facebook page, he is promoting the Leave No Trace Principles in whatever way he can. Bob even carries the standard and kids hangtags in his back pocket just in case he needs to pass them on to someone else or use them as a teaching tool.
Leave No Trace is lucky to have a volunteer like Bob to advocate throughout California. He cares about Leave No Trace, Wilderness, teaching others, and is an excellent example of a concerned citizen putting in his own time and money to make the outdoors a better place for people to enjoy. Bob just started his time as a State Advocate and we are sure he will do a great job putting on trainings, building up the California Facebook page, and volunteering at events throughout his State.
Thanks for reading and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace.
Pat and TJ
Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2015 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, Hi-Cone, REI, and Smartwool.