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Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in August

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, as well as the Leave No Trace e-tour Team are conducting the following training events across the country in August. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar . We hope to see you on the road! Want the Traveling Trainers to join you for your event or training? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Team or by your state! Colorado: The North Face Adventures Denver - Denver North Boulder Classic - Boulder Transrockies Run - Buena Vista Rocky Mountain National Park...

Up a Creek in Austin

Joining with our educational partner the Student Conservation Association, or SCA, the Leave No Trace e-tour Team landed in Austin last Friday for a cleanup, some awareness workshops, and an overnight campout filled with s'mores and fellowship! Our day began on Waller Creek on the campus of the University of Texas-Austin, where we met up with some of SCA's national crew leaders, some participants from that weekend's Outdoor Nation Summit in Austin, and the office of Environmental Health and Safety at UT-Austin for a clean up event. After collecting trash ranging from cigarette butts to water-...

Adventures NYC VIP Reception

The Leave No Trace e-tour team will be attending the VIP Reception event for Adventures NYC hosted by The North Face, REI, Backpacker Magazine, and NYC Parks.

SCA Austin Service Day

The Leave No Trace e-tour team will be joining the Student Conservation Association and the University of Texas-Austin for a clean up of Waller Creek in Austin, TX, in conjunction with the Outdoor Nation Summit that weekend. They will also be doing an Awareness Workshop with SCA staff attending the event that afternoon.

For the evening, the e-tour team will be joining local SCA Community Crews from Houston for an awareness workshop and campout at Bastrop State Park.

LL Bean Turns 100!

Freport, ME. For a century now, LL Bean has provided quality clothing, gear, and apparel to outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Beginning with a single product, The Bean Boot, LL Bean has grown into a multi-faceted business with outdoor gear, home decor, biking and boating equipment, hunting and fishing gear, and they throw one heck of a party! This past weekend, we spent four days celebrating the 100th Anniversary of this great company. We set ourselves up in Beanland, an area filled with games and activities for children and families. People we so excited to try out our game- Durable Surafce...

100 Years of Girl Scouts Adventuring!

In Savannah, GA, in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the USA. One hundred years later, that organization is alive and well. While on March 12, 1912, Low assembled 18 girls for the first meeting, this past week in Savannah, GA, we saw over 1,600 girls and adult leaders come together for a Centennial Camporee! At this event, they celebrated the incredible history of the organization, worked on awesome activities, and got to spend some quality time outdoors canoeing, SCUBA diving, shooting shotguns, and visiting the beautiful Georgia Coast. Hailing from over 30 states, these...

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...

A Hidden Gem in Johnstown, PA

Johnstown, PA. On the drive in to Johnstown, PA, one would never expect to find 277 acres of wooded bliss completely surrounded by municipalities. Stackhouse Park is the second largest park of its kind, the first being Central Park in New York City. With hiking and biking trails, cross-country skiing in the winter, as well as a quarter mile long sledding hill, locals and tourists alike find recreational opportunities abound at the park. We explored the park with 28 year Park Ranger Jim Pasco, who shared the beauty of the park with us. We set up shop at the popular Luzerne St trailhead and...

Telluride Teachings

Our 'How Green is Your Grass Campsite Challenge' with Planet Bluegrass at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival was an enormous success. We talked to literally hundreds of campers, and facilitated a contest where festival camps showcased their sustainability, creativity, and cleanliness. Prizes ranged from music CDs and DVDs to Leave No Trace memberships, Grub Hub portable kitchens, all the way up to the grand prize of tickets and camping passes to next years festival. Thank you to all of those camps who rose to the challenge! Your efforts help to reflect the community spirit that stewardship is...

Adventures NYC 2012

The Leave No Trace e-tour visited Central Park in New York City this past weekend for Adventures NYC. It was an awesome day, sponsored by partners of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics including Backpacker Magazine, The North Face, and REI, where we got to talk to a wide range of outdoor users about getting outside, having fun, and taking care of the environment! Saturday in the Park, Quinn & Frank