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Steve Gariepy

Illinois State Advocate

Hi I’m Steve Gariepy and am the Environmental Education Program Coordinator at SIUC’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center (A National Environmental Education Landmark) in Makanda Illinois. My goal as State Advocate is to raise the visibility and awareness of Leave No Trace in the region and the state of Illinois, to train Leave No Trace facilitators and volunteers and help develop platforms for them to spread the program to more captive, passive, and public audiences across the region and state. If you are interested in getting involved with the Leave No Trace program or need someone to facilitate training or outreach, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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