Outreach

Anything related to outreach, events, training, volunteerism

Would You Invite Yourself Back? Leave No Trace at Festivals

Coeur D’Alene, ID : Love a festival? Us too! Music, dancing, food, fun and friends…what’s not to like? Well…maybe a few things. Bringing thousands of people together can have negative impacts on the land, wildlife, and on visitors and locals. But, with a bit of planning and knowledge, festival fun doesn’t have to keep you from being on your best Leave No Trace behavior! Check out this video for easy things everyone can do to Leave No Trace at festivals, then read on for even more tips and tricks. 1. An easy way to create less waste at festivals is to arrive with less waste...

America's Newest National Park

First State National Historical Park, DE: The Beaver Valley is home to lush foliage, wildlife, vast rolling hills, and some our country’s earliest history. Nominated as a 2017 Leave No Trace Hot Spot, this newly established national park offers endless recreational activities for all families to enjoy. “Every Monday morning we pick up about thirty bags of litter from the Smith Bridge Picnic Area.” – Ethan McKinley, Superintendent Located next to the waters of the Brandywine Creek, the Smith Bridge Picnic Area is a beautiful place for families to enjoy...

How Many Piles of Poop in a Mile?: The Forest Park Hot Spot

How Many Piles of Poop in a Mile? Forest Park Hot Spot, June 19-26, 2017 Portland, OR: “It’s a forest in my backyard.” One visitor told us this on a cool June morning during the Forest Park Hot Spot in Portland, Oregon. She wasn’t exaggerating. Forest Park is the largest urban park in the United States. Just steps away from sidewalks, paved roads and, yes, lots of backyards, Forest Park is 5,172 acres of northwest forest in the middle of Portland. (By comparison, Central Park in New York City is 843 acres.) With 80 miles of wooded trails and forest roads, it’s a haven for daily walkers,...

Leave No Trace Minnesota Chapter at the 16th Annual Bluegrass Festival

The 16th Annual Bluegrass Festival. The Leave No Trace Minnesota Chapter is proud to be a part of this lively event again this year. Join us for a over-sized game of Leave No Trace Jenga and other fun, learning games and activities.

Leave No Trace Minnesota at Discovery Days at the Bakken Museum

Join the Leave No Trace Minnesota Chapter at this fun event for children and families. Leave No Trace Minnesota and other organizations will be set up to help you explore the many different and exciting ways that people can care for the environment in our everyday lives using science, technology, engineering, art and math.  

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Leave No Trace Seven Principles Rap

Boulder, CO: The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics protects the outdoors by teaching people to enjoy it responsibly. It is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. Through targeted education, research and outreach, the Center ensures the long-term health of our natural world. One way we reach the public is through the creative freedom of our Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program consists of four teams of two educators that travel across the country in Subarus teaching people how to...

Update Your Camping Kit for Leaving No Trace

Lone Pine, CA: As the snow melts, camping season is starting to pick up across the U.S. Packing up the car and hitting the open road this weekend is a ticket to freedom and exploration. You have all of the basic necessities, a stove, cooler, tent and sleeping bags. All this preparation begs the question though; when was the last time you updated your car camping kit for leaving no trace? Read below for just a few of our recommendations for minimum impact living for life on the road. Gaia App: Download this app to have access to detailed maps for any adventure. Accurate, high...

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...

Leave No Trace Minnesota at the Midwest Mountaineering Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo

Leave No Trace Minnesota Chapter will have an interactive booth set up at the Midwest Mountaineering Spring Outdoor Expo. This is a super fun, family-friendly event, with gear vendors and representatives from dozens of outdoor groups, including canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, biking and summer camp organizations. Stop by the Leave No Trace MN chapter table over the weekend. 

 

Leave No Trace Minnesota at the Wargo Nature Center Earth Day Celebration

Leave No Trace Minnesota Chapter will have an interactive booth set up at this Earth Day expo. Every year the Wargo Nature Center and the City of Lino Lakes remembers Earth Day with a celebration. This year the event will take place at Wargo, with a special service project from 10:00 am - noon, followed by the outdoor expo from noon - 3:00 pm. 

 

 

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