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Get Involved in a Leave No Trace Service Project

Lake Tahoe, CA: Service projects are a great way to get involved in your community, support Leave No Trace, and enjoy your world. Whether you volunteer at a trash clean up to raise awareness about Disposing of Waste Properly, or take part in a trail build that makes it easier to Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces, your efforts make a big difference in protecting our public lands for everyone! Check out our calendar to see if we have a project coming up near you. Look Good. Have Fun. Leave No Trace. Emy and Alex Alex Roberts and Emy Gelb are part of the 2016 Subaru/Leave No...

Acadia National Park a Leave No Trace Hot Spot

Bar Harbor, ME: Acadia National Park was nominated for a 2016 Hot Spot, these are public areas that are in danger of being loved to death by recreation. As more and more people are going to visit Acadia National Park it is imperative that we, as visitors, are educated and understand how we can protect the park during our visit. Check out some of the great people we worked with during the Acadia National Park Hot Spot, in our Trainer Course blog . Adventure on, and Leave No Trace! Steph and Andy – Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team East Leave No Trace’s Steph Whatton and Andy...

Park Stewardship for the Next 100 Years

Bar Harbor, ME: Acadia National Park is celebrating its centennial this year, and is expected to host more than 2.8 million people. Thankfully, the park has amazing stewards to educate their visitors about responsible outdoor recreation. This last week the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers provided a two-day Trainer Course for the Ridge Runners of Acadia National Park. Ridge Runners are people who educate visitors and help to preserve the natural landscape including fragile ecosystems throughout the park. This close connection with visitors means that Ridge Runners are at the forefront...

How to use the Leave No Trace Seven Princples when visiting Parks!

Harpers Ferry, WV: How to use the Leave No Trace Seven Principles when visiting parks! 2016 is the centennial of the National Park System and Leave No Trace wants to help you get outside and enjoy your world! In the summer months millions of people get outside and visit parks. America has a great system of parks at every level from the 59 National Parks to State Parks and even your local community park. You may be aware of the many incidents that have already plagued some parks, like Yellowstone National Park this summer. These incidents for the most part can be prevented by simply being...

Looking Back on the Lake Tahoe Hot Spot

Bend, OR: It's been a week since Team West wrapped up the Lake Tahoe Hot Spot, but the energy and momentum from the event is still buzzing! Take a look at some of the highlights from an inspiring week of Leave No Trace, teaching, service, and outreach. Highlights from the week included: * 11 new Leave No Trace certified trainers * 1,167 cigarette butts picked up during a bike path clean up * 5 black bears spotted * 1,500 attendees at the Native Species Festival Thanks for an amazing week Lake Tahoe, we hope to see you...

How to be a Happy Camper!

Ely, MN: Summer is coming. 2016 is the year of the National Parks’ Centennial and America is getting outside. Camping is an American tradition, and Leave No Trace is here to help everyone enjoy the outdoors responsibly together! The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers spend 250+ nights a year camping. From Memorial Day at Great Falls National Park in Mclean, Virginia to overnight canoe trips at the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in the Superior National Forest in Ely, Minnesota the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers see a wide variety of campgrounds. If you aren’t familiar with Leave...

Team East Central Prepares Their Subaru for Life On The Road!

Boulder, CO: The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers started their year working for Leave No Trace in late April. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers learned about the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, met the staff, completed a Master Educator course and of course, moved into their new home, a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek with 16 miles on it. The purple palace was promptly named “Shelia E.”. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers spend 250+ nights each year camping across the country spreading the word about outdoor responsibility. Each Subaru plays a major role in the...

Bigfoot in Grand Teton National Park #DontFeedTheLandfills

Moran, WY: The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers met up with Bigfoot in Grand Teton National Park to explore and learn about Grand Teton Lodge Company’s efforts to reduce their waste as part of the Subaru zero landfill initiative . Grand Teton Lodge Company has been working with the National Park Service, Subaru, and community partners to minimize their impact in the park. Grand Teton Lodge Company as well as other concessionaires in the park system no longer sell single-use water bottles. The plastic bottles you’ll see in the video below are brought into the park from visitors. Grand...

Meet the Newest Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers!

Boulder, CO: May marks the start to another epic Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer tour! Three new teams are hitting the road to educate millions of people about Leave No Trace practices. At the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, everyone is buzzing with activity, finalizing the logistics for a year of education and life on the road. The Subaru’s are packed to the brim and ready to hit the road. We are stoked to introduce the newest Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers. Without further ado, please help us welcome the three new teams! Team East Central: Amanda &...

Climb Hard & Protect the Peregrines

Gardiner, NY: On the Shawangunk Ridge, peregrine falcons are nesting on the steep east facing cliffs, intending to catch the morning sun. These birds of prey perch high above the ground to easily catch some air and hunt small animals down below. With spring here in the Gunks, it is height of the nesting season for peregrine falcons. As climbers come to visit and test their limits on the steep cliffs of the infamous quartz conglomerate rock we encourage all to check the rules and regulations . This way all visitors will be aware about route closures that are in effect, simply so we can all...

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