With the end of 2013 in sight, we would like to say Thank You to all our Community Partners for their support and generosity this year. Together, we are protecting the outdoor places we all love and enjoy.
We have a wide variety of Community Partners -- one might be your local guiding company or climbing gym; another might be your neighborhood school or Parks and Recreation Department. In the end, all of them have the same goal—to educate people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.
Besides being part of this powerful movement of education, there are lots of other benefits of partnering with Leave No Trace:
- Use of the Leave No Trace logo for marketing, communications, and education.
- Visits and training opportunities from the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers.
- Receive complimentary Partnership Packages every year.
- Receive a 10% discount with every purchase on the Leave No Trace online store.
- Listing of your organization’s website link on the Leave No Trace Community Partners page.
We are very happy to say that, in 2013, 113 new Community Partners joined the Leave No Trace effort! Can you find one local to you?
How do our Community Partners incorporate and promote Leave No Trace in their work? Find out from them directly!
“Our participation in Leave No Trace Ethics begins with our Guide training. They are taught the Leave No Trace principles and expected to uphold them whether it's forgoing the use of disposable items for our daily picnics in Grand Canyon National Park, or "pack it in, pack it out" while hiking or backpacking.” ~ Cari Murphy from All-Star Grand Canyon Tours in Flagstaff, Arizona
“We have hosted the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers at our headquarters in Bend, OR and invited outdoor leaders from the community to attend.” Emilie Cortes from Call of the Wild Adventures, Inc. in Bend, Oregon
“The Green Mountain Club’s group outreach program works with diverse organizations to achieve the goal of maximizing everyone’s enjoyment of the Long Trail. Adapting the Leave No Trace principles to the task has been hugely successful in increasing groups’ success both as stewards of the natural world and as positive members of the social environment that forms at our remote shelters.” Thorin Markison from Green Mountain Club in Starksboro, Vermont
"All of our Park Rangers are trained in and practice the Leave No Trace principles, and we educate the public on these principles on a daily basis while we patrol the trails here in Austin, particularly when it comes to disposing of waste properly and leaving what you find." Michael Sledd from City of Austin Parks and Recreation in Austin, Texas
“Very early on in the development of our products and company, we knew we needed a partner to offer sound advice on outdoor ethics and campfire safety. Leave No Trace has helped us educate our customers on the value of stewardship and low impact camping.” Chris Weyandt from SlatGrills.com in Roseville, Minnesota
“As an outdoor retailer, adventure travel company, and outdoor skills course provider, with a mission focused on responsible outdoor recreation, our partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is essential. Working together, we are making a difference in preserving our outdoor spaces, both front and backcountry. Any way we can support that, count us in.” Douglas Wagoner from Green Earth Outdoors in Georgetown, Indiana
Thanks again to all of our Community Partners! We truly value your support, generosity, and commitment to Leave No Trace!