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Andre Houser - Texas State Advocate

Spring, TX: Without volunteers Leave No Trace couldn’t accomplish our mission to teach people to enjoy the outdoors responsibility. We are fortunate to have people all throughout the country putting on awareness workshops and trainer courses, promoting Leave No Trace to schools and scout troops, and land management personnel advocating for our message. As an organization we are fortunate to have the support of individuals all around the country that volunteer as State Advocates. State advocates put on a variety of trainings from: Awareness Workshops, Trainer Courses, Master Educator Courses,...

Everything Plus the Kitchen Sink

Breaux Bridge, LA—The Trash Bash and Boogie an annual event that takes place along the Bayou Teche that stretches 135 miles through the heart of Cajun country. Bayou Teche has recently been designated a National Water Trail by the Department of the Interior and is one of 18 waterways that have received this prestigious designation in the United States. Ribbon cutting for one of the eight new floating docks along the Teche This sign just about sums it up A smile that says, "Sunshine!" on what was otherwise a rainy day Although the Teche has been so highly...

Have You Ever Wondered What To Do With Your Toothpaste?

Asheville, NC: Fall is here and the colors are in full swing, time for backpacking, camping, and great adventures. You wake up in the morning; drink a cup of coffee or tea, eat a little breakfast, and prepare to start you day’s adventure. You stop, first thing’s first, time to brush those pearly whites. A thought comes to mind, “I’m not sure what to do with my toothpaste-waste.” Have no fear! The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers share a great technique to minimize impact while tooth brushing in the wilderness. Brushing your teeth at home has a go-to ritual. Wet the brush, apply some...

Trash Timeline Activity

San Antonio, TX: As we travel through Texas this Fall we have noticed the Don’t Mess With Texas signs all over the highway and in parks. Don’t Mess with Texas is a well known saying, but most people outside of Texas don’t realize that it is actually a anti-littering campaign featured throughout the state. Teaching Texas youth the importance of their home state’s famous saying is simplified using the trash timeline. The trash timeline teaches people of all ages how long litter lasts for if it is left on the ground out in park. The research behind this activity comes from a USDA Forest Service...

2015 Pinnacle Mountain Hot Spot

Little Rock, AR--Have you ever been hugged so hard it kinda hurt? Or had your cheeks squeezed because your auntie has "...been missing' those rosies." We at Leave No Trace call this being loved to death and we have developed our Hot Spot program to take a proactive stance to protect some of our favorite areas--like Pinnacle Mountain. This week, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team visited Pinnacle Mountain State Park, educating visitors on ways they can lessen their impact to keep the mountain healthy. The West Summit Trail of Pinnacle Mountain is traversed...

A Hot Spot To Protect McAfee Knob

Catawba, VA: A crisp breeze slices through the air, and puddles fill spaces in the uneven ground as the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers wrap-up a week of 20 Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops, each a part of the McAfee Knob Hot Spot week. The four mile-long section of Appalachian Trail is the gateway for McAfee Knob and its iconic diving board rock. This precipice of rock overlooking the Roanoke Valley is host to thousands of visitors each hiking season. A favorite trail among many people living in the surrounding towns and cities, the knob is in danger of being loved to death. The...

Kansas State Advocate - Jay Stires

Oskaloosa, KS: Jay Stires has been bringing Leave No Trace education to the Heartland for the last five years as the Leave No Trace Kansas state advocate. Jay is an exceptional person that not only cares about the outdoors, but also wants to share his love of the natural world with other people. Jay has loved wondering, hiking, and being outside for all of his life and has traveled throughout the country and world with his family. In 2003 he attended a Master Educator course in Yellowstone National Park with the National Outdoor Leadership School he was hooked on teaching and promoting Leave...

Leave No Trace Helps Out in the Office

Bigfoot is our mascot because he has been Leaving No Trace for years. See what happens when he leaves the woods and helps out at the Leave No Trace offices in Boulder, CO. 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...

We are on the Road to Somewhere

East Lansing, MI: Have you ever heard the adage, “You can’t know what you don’t know”? It is a truism covering experiences far and wide, but no matter the subject, one hard to swallow pattern within this adage seems to always hold strong: We can not see where we are headed until we arrive . For us at the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, we challenge this stubborn reality and ask you to join us in the efforts. Last week the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team attended the National Order of the Arrow Conference, commemorating 100 years of brotherhood and...

Nominate a Leave No Trace Hot Spot

Boulder, CO: Is there an outdoor area in the country that you love and want to see an increase in Leave No Trace education facilitated throughout the land management agencies, guiding companies that utilize the area, and visitors that recreate on that land? Do you have a favorite trail, mountain, beach, canyon, forest, or river that is degraded by litter, trampling, campfire scars, human and dog waste, impacts to wildlife, or inconsiderate visitors and you don’t know how to mitigate these impacts? A Leave No Trace Hot Spot is the answer! You can nominate a Leave No Trace “Hot Spot” anywhere...

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