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Michael Garcia

Northern California & Southern California State Advocates

Southern California State Advocate – Michael Garcia

Michael Garcia began his connection to nature exploring the Los Angeles River. While growing up in Los Angeles, a mentor requested that Michael explore the natural watershed of the San Gabriel River. Michael has continued the inspiration and foundation that was created that day in the Angeles National Forest. Since 2002 Michael has been involved in outdoor education. He has instructed, trained, and inspired future stewards as a Leave No Trace Master Educator. As your Southern California State Advocate, Michael understands the challenge of improving impacted open spaces. Through community outreach and education Michael will continue to deliver and inspire the Leave No Trace ethic to a diverse population.

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Northern California State Advocate 

We are currently looking for a passionate individual to lead the Leave No Trace movement in Northern Califonia. Click here to apply to be the Leave No Trace Northern California State Advocate.

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