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Martin Park Nature Center Hot Spot

Oklahoma City, OK: Have you ever been to Oklahoma City? Oklahoma City is home to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Paseo Art District, grain silos repurposed into climbing gyms, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum and the Martin Park Nature Center. According to their website the "Martin Park Nature Center is a hub for nature exploration and education for visitors of all ages. Guided hikes, education programs and an interactive learning center provide visitors a place to learn about nature and wildlife in a serene, suburban environment.” Leave No Trace has been in Oklahoma City for the...

Kicking Off the 2016 Hot Spots at Kern River

Isabella Lake, CA: The 2016 Hot Spots are off to an amazing start at the Kern River in California. Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, Jenna Hanger and Sam Ovett worked tirelessly to educate tourists on outdoor ethics. Read the full article here .

More Than Minimizing Your Impact

Boulder, CO: Former volunteer, Mattie Schuler digs deep on what it means to commit to Leave No Trace. Read the full article here .

REI's Expert Advice

With numbers of backcountry visitors increasing each year, REI's experts want you to brush up on your 7 principles knowledge! Read the full article here .

Don't Be That Guy

Volunteers and staff at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy have created a series of unique videos that instruct visitors on how to minimize their impact on the Appalachian Trail. The series contains 16 videos that can all be viewed on YouTube .

Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints

You may want to take home a prized souvenir from your hike or backpacking trip...but is it really worth it? Take a look at this American Alpine Institute article about the significance of leaving what you find in the backcountry.

The Basics of Camping and Leaving No Trace

Are you preparing for your first camping trip of the summer? Take a second to brush up on your Leave No Trace knowledge with these camping basics from Gear Patrol. This article features the Center's Education Director, Ben Lawhon!

Gearing Up For Greener Festivals

Festival season is upon us and this year many non-profits are taking the lead on leaving less of an impact on festival sites. What Leave No Trace principles do you plan on following when you attend music festivals this summer? Read the full article here !

Social Media Helps Forest Service Find Tumalo Falls Vandals

Vandalism continues to be a major problem in parks. Which of the Seven Principles does this issue conflict with? Read the full article here .

Consulting the "Culture Problem" at Dolores Park

San Francisco's Dolores Park is currently facing some challenges concerning trash and visitors. In order to take on these challenges San Francisco's Parks Department has contracted Leave No Trace to consult this "culture problem". Check out this article featuring the Center's Education Director, Ben Lawhon!