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Dave Lauthers

Virginia State Advocate

Greetings everybody! I have been Virginia’s State Advocate for the past 6 years based in Newport News, Virginia. I am retired Navy Chief having served our nation for 21 years and currently work for Newport News Shipbuilding.

Currently I am the Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate for the Colonial Virginia Council and I am a Virginia Master Naturalist. I have witnessed firsthand the benefits and results of the Leave No Trace principles, training and resources.

I encourage anyone or any organization in Virginia looking to explore or expand their interest in outdoor ethics, environmental stewardship and/or responsible outdoor recreation to contact me.

Current Virginia Initiatives

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