Frontcountry

Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in JULY

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, as well as the Leave No Trace e-tour Team are conducting the following training events across the country in July. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar. We hope to see you on the road! Want to host the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an event? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Team or by your state! Colorado: Planet Bluegrass Rockygrass Music Festival - Lyons Florida: Boy Scout Troop 5 - Crawfordville Kentucky: Tim Horton Camp Kentahten -...

Day Campin' in Delaware

Summertime means summer camp, and what better type of summer camp than Cub Scout day camp? On Tuesday, the Leave No Trace e-tour Team rolled into Delaware and visited two different day camps from the Del-Mar-Va Council along with Travis McCormick, one of Frank's Scouting friends and an all-star professional Scouter. With a group of excited Scouts, we explored some of the best highlights of Leave No Trace -- Trash Your Trash and the elusive cathole. Our first visit was to the brand new Akridge Scout Reservation in Dover, a beautiful stretch of 85 acres developing into a first class camp. With...

Summer Solstice Splashtacular

This week marks the first day of summer, and summer means beach time. While at Verona Beach State Park in New York last weekend, the Leave No Trace e-tour got to participate in their First Annual Outdoor Extravaganza! Along with local firemen, RV & boat dealers, local environmental groups, and the New York State Parks; we brought the message of Leave No Trace to the many visitors and beach-goers on this packed weekend. Verona Beach State Park is a local, frontcountry favorite for people coming for the weekend or day from the Syracuse, Binghamton, and Utica areas. The park combines camping...

Welcome to the Maine Events

A week in review... We have the pleasure of spending the next three weeks criss-crossing the great state of Maine as we explore, bike, hike, and most importantly work with numerous groups that are interested in learning about Leave No Trace. Last week, we began our tour at the Round Top Farm in Damariscotta, ME, where we met up with The Maine Steering Committee. The committee is comprised of dynamic Leave No Trace Master Educators and Advocates, including Charlie Jacobi, Acadia National Park; Marcia and Gabe Williamson, former Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, current Leave No Trace...

Del-Mar-Va Council Cub Scout Camp

The Leave No Trace e-tour team will be joining the Cub Scouts, staff, and volunteers at Lum's Pond camp for the Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boy Scouts of America for an afternoon of Leave No Trace learning and activities!

Totally Tetons

With a backdrop as iconic as the Grand Tetons, the importance of practicing and spreading the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace easily comes to the forefront. We've spent the last three days holding a cavalcade of workshops for park guests, and the staff of both Grand Teton Lodge Company and Flagg Ranch. Visitors converge here from around the globe to experience world renown screnery and wildlife. We found that a common ground of marvel and wonderment regarding the out of doors served as a perfect jumping off point for our speaking to guests about Leave No Trace. We're hoping those who...

Forces of Nature

Stewards of natural resources and nature, the Natural Lands Trust in Pennsylvania owns 40 properties with 21,000 acres as well as conservation easements on more than 19,000 acres. How do they save land, steward natural resources, and connect with nature? They manage it through volunteers in their Force of Nature program and high quality professional staff, of course. This weekend, the Leave No Trace e-tour team stopped in for two different training sessions with these groups to talk about the principles of Leave No Trace, how to apply them in frontcountry settings, and the ways to approach...

Roaming Wyoming

We've only been here in Wyoming for a short time and we can see why folks here are staunch advocates for their local places and spaces. Over the weekend we joined Wyoming State Parks at Curt Gowdy for their annual Summer Outdoor Slam, where over a thousand people came out to fish, hike, bike, boat, and camp. The festival style event brought families in droves to try the rock climbing wall, demo mountain bikes by Specialized and Trek, learn how to fish, create art, try some BBQ, and speak with local land managers, outfitters, and shop owners. The weekend focused on getting youth out in the...

Team East Visits Coleman Factory Outlet in Lake George, NY

Lake George, NY . Team East, Kate and Tracy, stopped by the Coleman Factory Outlet store in Lake George, NY to, not only interact with customers as they shop for new outdoor gear, but to also check out the Instant Tent, which can be set up in less than a minute! Coleman Outdoors has been a long-standing partner of the Center. They have been a huge supporter of the Leave No Trace e-tour team , in addition to promoting Leave No Trace within the products they sell. They also offer individual members of Leave No Trace an opportunity to save up to 40% off on products available...

What do you see?

A cool running mountain stream or an injured aspen? We've all seen this double edged environmental and social impact. We should too, we humans are hugely visual creatures. Maybe that's why carving one's name into an aspen or birch tree seems to satisfy the old adage 'a crowd draws a crowd'. Carvings tens of years old contribute to new impacts even today. In this photo that rings true, you can see that there are scars of varying ages. Did you know that on national forests and grasslands tree carving is both illegal and protected ? Basque sheep herders recorded their cultural history...

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