Our outdoor areas are facing many challenges, but with those challenges come people putting local stewardship into action. Leave No Trace wants to shine a spotlight on these challenges and the communities that are rising to meet them.
The new Spotlight program is a multi-day event to bring attention to community conservation, to spread education, and to build momentum and inspire involvement for the future.
Sites will receive 3 days of activation put on by the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Teams that can include service projects, staff and community training, community outreach, and youth programs.
Samuell Farm – Dallas, TX
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area – Las Vegas, NV
Virginia Creeper Trail Community – Damascus, VA
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument – Kanab, UT
The Community Forest (Kinnickinnic River Land Trust) – River Falls, WI
White Mountains Trail System – Lakeside, AZ
Starved Rock State Park – Oglesby, IL
Peninsula State Park – Fish Creek, WI
Wheat Ridge Greenbelt – Wheat Ridge, CO
Skate Creek Road – Packwood, WA
Deschutes River – Bend, OR
Mohonk Preserve – New Paltz, NY
Bailey and Sarah Williamson Nature Preserve – Raleigh, NC
Noyo Headlands Park – Fort Bragg, CA
Mt. Philo State Park – Charlotte, VT
Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center – Paul Smiths, NY
City of Austin Parks and Recreation – Austin, TX
Oxley Nature Center – Tulsa, OK
Cumberland River Compact – Nashville, TN
Greater Nashville Cleanup – Nashville, TN
Anacostia Park – Washington D.C.
Additional support for 2023 Spotlights comes from the Airbnb Community Fund.