Outreach

Anything related to outreach, events, training, volunteerism

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...

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Member of Leave No Trace!

Ventura, CA: The truth is out. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of people like you, as well as amazing organizations , to support our mission. At Leave No Trace our mission is to educate people about the nature of their impacts, connect individuals to the outdoors and protect our shared lands and waterways enjoyed for recreation. Educate, connect and protect. With your help, we can raise awareness and reduce impact to the outdoor spaces we all love to enjoy. Need more incentives ? Check out our Top 10 Reasons to Become a Member of Leave No Trace. Click here to join the...

Keeping Wildlife Wild

Cherokee, NC: Great Smoky Mountain National Park is home to some to some of the most impressive landscapes found in the eastern United States. Waterfalls, exposed rock cliffs, and mountains that seemingly go on forever. This area is home to more than 60 mammals including black bears, elk, white-tailed deer, and the elusive bobcat. Visiting any national park is a special experience, an experience worth protecting. It is our job as visitors to understand the ways to protect wildlife while we are in their natural habitats. By doing so, we can preserve the quality of the experience for future...

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...

The Coolest Small Town

Fayetteville, WV: Fayetteville is commonly referred to as “The coolest small town”, and for good reason. It is a recreation destination for people looking to dip their toes in the vast world of adventure and even for people who are looking to get after it. Take your pick. On any given day you have the option to hike your way into the forests, hop on a white water rafting trip down the New River, or the Gauley River (dam Schedule permitting) or put your climbing shoes on and dance your way up a towering cliff, high above tree line and into the sunshine. Not to mention, there are so many places...

Welcome to Sykes Hot Springs!

Big Sur, CA: Is your favorite trail being loved to death? This past week we, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Team West, visited the Pine Ridge Trail as a part of a 2015 Hot Spot. A Hot Spot is a site that is damaged, but that can recover and become healthy again after specific Leave No Trace implications. While we were there, we hiked into Sykes Camp, which is the go-to destination for most users. Why this camp, you might ask? At the end of this strenuous 10 mile hike sits a natural hot springs for everyone to enjoy. And everyone, hundreds of visitors almost every week, do in...

Music In the Mountains, The Festy Experience 2015

Roseland, VA: Live Bluegrass music, family, friends, food trucks, brews, camping, yoga, and unforgettable times. This is the complete recipe for an enjoyable time at The Festy Experience. This past weekend, The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers enjoyed the fall weather and the fun filled festival life while talking to thousands of festival goers about Leave No Trace. With thousands of people getting out to enjoy some good old fashion tunes, it is up to each one of us to keep our festival impacts minimal. Video: Leave No Trace supporters share their opinion on the Festy Experience...

6 Essentials: Camping and Roadtripping Style

La Crosse, WI: Trying to squeeze in one last roadtrip before winter hits? Pushing through your fall semester of college but find yourself distracted and preoccupied reading blogs like, “Top Ten Places to Visit this Summer” ? Do you call up your best friend to begin planting the seed that you two should skip a week…or three, from work and other obligations to experience some place new? As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, our life is a roadtrip: camping over 200 nights a year, visiting 20+ states, cooking hundreds of meals outdoors, and being awe-mazed nearly everyday--you could say we...

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...

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