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Let's Keep The Linville Gorge Gorge-ous

Marion, NC: Steep rock walls, towering peaks, and cascading waterfalls create the wilderness area of the iconic, Linville Gorge. Any outdoor enthusiast would feel at home in the gorge with miles of trails connecting the river with the peaks above. With an increasing amount of visitors each year, the gorge is under threat of being loved to death. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers made their way to the Linville Gorge for a week long Hot Spot to help aid in the protection of this heavily used wilderness area. The major impacts that we witnessed during our adventures in the gorge are...

Wildfires Wreak Havoc Across The West

Bend,OR: Minimizing campfire impacts is as important as ever in the American West. “For the last 10 years, an average of about 3,500 human-caused wildfires have burned an average of approximately 400,000 acres of National Forest System land annually, with most caused by campfires.” - U.S. Forest Service Website Yesterday we, The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team West, drove from Glide, OR to Bend, OR. Our 3 hour road journey routed us along the edge of a major wildfire burning near Crater Lake National Park. Our destination, Bend, OR is also...

Leave No Trace In Frontcountry Environments

Boulder, CO: Parks offer a wonderful space for friends and families to get together and connect with nature. Frontcountry settings like this have unique social and physical impacts from their visitors. With more and more people getting outside, parks and open spaces see heavy use. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers spent the day in the frontcountry and noticed some avoidable impacts. Here are some tips and tricks to help minimize your impact while on your frontcountry adventure in your local parks or open spaces. Know Before You Go Be sure to bring enough food and...

How to minimize your impact at a festival

Watch our latest video about how to minimize your impact when you are camping at a festival. Thanks for watching and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer West Central Team Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2015 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, Deuter, Hi-Cone, REI, Smartwool, The North Face, and Yakima.

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Run an Awareness Workshop

Jackson, Wyoming: Wilderness Adventures has trips all over the country and world for pre-teens to college students. With over 80 instructors and 600 participants taking trips down rivers, up mountains, through canyons, and various forests throughout the country, we are proud to have them as an educational partner at Leave No Trace. Last weekend we had the privilege to put on a four-hour awareness workshop for all 80 instructors on how to teach their participants to minimize their impact when they are traveling and camping in the outdoors. Working with WA got us thinking about how important...

Pullman YMCA - Pullman, WA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be working with the Pullman YMCA after school program for three elementary schools in Pullman. They will be working with Franklin, Jefferson, and Sunnyside Elementary School.

Citrus Harvest Festival - Highland, CA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will join The San Gorgonio Wilderness Association at the City of Highland Citrus Harvest Festival. The Traveling Trainers will have free educational materials and educational activities for all ages!

Palouse Bicycle Collective Ride - Moscow, ID

Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an education bike ride at Moscow Mountain! Meet at the Palouse Bicycle Collective at 2:45pm and car pool to the Moscow Mountain. The ride is limited to 15 participants so make sure to register for the event at http://palousebicyclecollective.org.

 

Bayou Teche Trash Bash and Boogie

The Teche Ecology, Cultural and History Education Project (TECHE) is a non-profit organization passionate about making Bayou Teche a healthier waterway for fishing, boating and swimming. Bayou Teche is one of the most historically and culturally significant bayous in Acadiana, Louisiana and the TECHE Project is an advocate for improved water quality and preservation.

Continental Divide Trail Coalition Kick off Party: Finding our Way on the Continental Divide

Join us to celebrate and help us launch the Continental Divide Trail Coalition and our crowd funding campaign: Finding Our Way on the Continental Divide. This free event will take place from 6-8:30 pm, with our official launch (and countdown) occurring at 7:30 p.m. Unable to attend in person, check out our website: www.continentaldividetrail.org for more details. We will have free food, drinks (our official sponsor is AC Golden Brewery) and free 10 minute massages! See you there.

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