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Paul Schimke

Maryland State Advocate

Hello, everyone! I’m Paul Schimke, the State Advocate for Maryland and DC. I’m an active outdoors lover, hiker, and recreational kayaker who lives in Gaithersburg. Maryland is a wonderful and very diverse state in the outdoor opportunities it offers. We have mountains in the west, suburbs around Baltimore and DC, urban areas of Baltimore and DC, and the water-centric Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore. I’m committed to helping you, as a Leave No Trace practitioner, be successful in bringing Leave No Trace to all these environments. Please let me know what I can do to help you to be successful!

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