Leave No Trace for Every Kid

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.

Whats Going On In Your Area: Mountain Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Mountain Region this year. - Colorado State Advocate, Kristin Libberton, introduced the Seven Principles to 37 individuals as they relate to youth with PEAK modules “How Long Does it Last” and “Trek...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Southeast Region

From Our Georgia State Advocate: I am C.J. Ross, the Georgia State Advocate. We recently had a Leave No Trace booth at CoastFest, Georgia's largest celebration of our state's natural resources. It takes place at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources facility at One Conservation Way Brunswick, Georgia. We were one of 75 interactive environmental, educational and resource organizations from around the southeast offering visitors a chance to learn about Georgia's coastal resources and have some fun at the same time. We had 10,000 visitors last year. Doug Cartoonist Jim Jinkins & Leave...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Great Lakes Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Great Lakes Region this year. Leave No Trace Master Educator, Kevin Ayers, organized a 90+ volunteer trail clean-up/signage installation on the Low Gap Trail in Martinsville, IN. The eTour team,...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Central Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Central Region this year. - Jason Grubb, Education Programs Coordinator for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, presented the Seven Principles with special considerations for rock climbers in...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Northeast Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Northeast Region this year. -Bob Gough, of Staten Island, NY conducted a trail clean-up while facilitating a Leave No Trace overview to 35 scouters on March 17, 2012. -In Cross Fork, PA, Mary Hirst led...

Backyard Session July Update!

Through Backyard Sessions, the Center would like to engage existing networks of hardworking State Advocates, Master Educators, Trainers, members, and partners in critical outreach and volunteer efforts to ultimately get more people out on the trail in a responsible way. We realize that many supporters of Leave No Trace would like to become more involved in their communities, but have found volunteer opportunities to be lacking. Backyard Sessions ask engaged Leave No Trace supporters for assistance in two key ways: By attending existing, ongoing or upcoming events and offering a very...

Backyard Session - Chippewa River clean-up

Chippewa Falls Boy Scouts will be hosting a cleanup of the Chippewa River. Over 100 Scouters will be spending 8 hours paddling different sections of a 40 mile stretch of the river. Master Educator and Trainers will be on the river with the scouts educating them about Leave No Trace Ethics. Over 800 service hours will be contributed to the Chippewa falls Community over the course of the weekend. Outdoor enthusiast and conservationist are invited to join the Scouts for this project.

Join the Center in Chicago for a Leave No Trace Backyard Session

On Wednesday, May 23rd, the Center will work with local groups to clean up North Avenue Beach while providing onsite Leave No Trace education. The program, part of the Leave No Trace Center’s Backyard Sessions initiative teaches locals how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly while providing an onsite service project.

The Backyard Session clean-up will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd, from 12:00pm-4:00pm. All Volunteers should meet at North Avenue Beach next to Castaways and bring appropriate attire, gloves, water and protection from the sun. 

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