To promote both Leave No Trace and stewardship of our shared natural resources, the Center now has two educational materials grants - Community Stewardship Initiative (CSI) and Tools for Teaching (TFT) - to give back to the outdoors while also learning how to Leave No Trace.
Through community clean ups, trail work, invasive species removal, youth education, and Leave No Trace training, more than 4,400 volunteers will participate during the two-year program. Through their involvement in 120 Community Stewardship Initiative events, they will reach 50,000 others with Leave No Trace education.
According to Ben Lawhon, Education Director, the program will help provide Leave No Trace education and training resources at the community level. “These programs are a great way for us to support our network of Community Partners, Trainers, and Master Educators, while also reaching thousands with important Leave No Trace information. Through community service and stewardship, we hope to make Leave No Trace relevant in communities across the country.”
The CSI program is available to any current Community Partner of the Center, and all current partners are encouraged to apply for a CSI grant of Leave No Trace educational materials.
TFT is available to any individual member teaching Leave No Trace. All educators are encouraged to apply.
Community Stewardship Initiative:
- More information on the Community Stewardship Initiative.
- Apply for a CSI grant.
- Join as a Community Partner! Once new partners are confirmed, they are eligible to apply for a CSI grant. For questions about the CSI program, contact Jason@LNT.org
Tools for Teaching
Eligibility: The Center requests that applicants be individual members of Leave No Trace. Individual membership begins at $20/year. Join here.
The Tools for Teaching Fund is designed to support individuals that increase awareness of Leave No Trace through related projects or educational programs. The grant supplies educational materials to these individuals based on their specific needs.
Consideration is given to those projects that have a local, regional and/or community focus and that have specific quantifiable objectives.
Direct cash awards are not available through this program. Grants are reviewed and awarded on a monthly basis.