Leave No Trace State Advocate Program


The State Advocate program has been critical in helping the Center reach millions annually with Leave No Trace education. State Advocates lead a nationwide network of volunteers that support Leave No Trace education and outreach in every region of the country. State Advocates act as a primary liaison between local groups, individuals and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. 


What are the some of the responsibilities of State Advocates? 

  • Respond to local Leave No Trace inquiries via email, phone and social media.
  • Develop and/or enhance local volunteer network by working with other outdoor enthusiasts and recreation groups in the state.
  • Incorporate Leave No Trace at local events and host workshops or trainings for local groups or individuals.
  • Manage an annual Advocate budget and distribute educational materials. 


Generally, State Advocates serve a two year term. Advocates are able to renew for an additional term based on their interests and accomplishments and the needs of the Center. 

Currently, the Center is looking for Leave No Trace educators and enthusiasts to fill Advocate positions in the following states:

  • Connecticut 
  • Delaware
  • Iowa 
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota 
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island 
  • South Carolina 
  • West Virginia 


If you have an interest in joining our team of State Advocates please click the following link to complete the State Advocate Application