- Get Involved
Leave No Trace’s Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public.The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year.
For more information on Backyard Sessions check out the videos on this page.
CALL TO ACTION: Organize a Backyard Session in your community!
Your valuable assistance is now needed in two key ways:
1.) Identify and attend outdoor and environmental events in your community and offer a 5-30 minute introduction to Leave No Trace concepts.
Whether this is with a small crew at a trailhead on a trail-related service project, with volunteers at a river clean up, a youth event or with a group of multi-day backpackers, we’d like you to locate opportunities in your area (preferably in a natural setting) to help spread Leave No Trace skills and ethics. And one last step: Tell us about it!
2.) Mobilize your network of Leave No Trace supporters, youth groups, schools or others to organize your own outing at a trailhead.
Provide a 20-minute introduction to Leave No Trace and then hit the trail with trash bags and gloves for an easy clean up. Look for “Leave No Trace teachable moments” along the way. Tell us about it!
How the Center can help you:
In 2012, the Center will work with Leave No Trace volunteers to conduct 85 service/learning and community building projects across the country. More than 4000 volunteers will participate.