Outreach

Anything related to outreach, events, training, volunteerism

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

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

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 July. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar. We hope to see you on the road! Want to host the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an event? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Team or by your state! Colorado: Planet Bluegrass Rockygrass Music Festival - Lyons Florida: Boy Scout Troop 5 - Crawfordville Kentucky: Tim Horton Camp Kentahten -...

Summer Solstice Splashtacular

This week marks the first day of summer, and summer means beach time. While at Verona Beach State Park in New York last weekend, the Leave No Trace e-tour got to participate in their First Annual Outdoor Extravaganza! Along with local firemen, RV & boat dealers, local environmental groups, and the New York State Parks; we brought the message of Leave No Trace to the many visitors and beach-goers on this packed weekend. Verona Beach State Park is a local, frontcountry favorite for people coming for the weekend or day from the Syracuse, Binghamton, and Utica areas. The park combines camping...

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

If Team West were a donkey, then Telluride Bluegrass Festival is our carrot. For those who don't know, one of Tara and Mark's loves is seeing live music. What better way to ring in the summer solstice than celebrating the sun with an extrodinary lineup of musicians, and ten thousand fellow festivarians? We certainly cannot think of one:) We'll be at the festival proudly supporting our partner Planet Bluegrass in the 5th annual ' How Green Is Your Grass? Campsite Challenge '. Promoting sustainable festivation the contest encourages folks to bring their Leave No Trace ideas to their campsites...

I Would Walk 500 Miles

Back in our old stomping grounds of Washington, DC, the Leave No Trace e-tour made its way to The North Face Endurance Challenge over the weekend. This series of events around the country features races ranging from a half-mile kids race to a 50 Mile Gore-Tex Endurance Challenge. In order to complete this epic quest you need all the dedication, concentration, and sheer physical ability to conquer anything. We were super-impressed by all who took this challenge on! We also want to thank all the Leave No Trace volunteers who helped clean up the festival grounds and the trails, as well as those...

Louisiana State Advocates Focus on Youth Outreach

Peggy Reily and Barrett Kennedy have dedicated themselves to promoting Leave No Trace across the country. They were introduced to Leave No Trace with wilderness volunteers doing a service trip in conjunction with a Leave No Trace trainer course in Yosemite. Struck by the curriculum, the pair went on to take a Master Educator course.. In 2010, the two became traveling trainers. Now Louisiana State Advocates, Peggy and Barrett are focusing their efforts towards children throughout the state with goals to expand the Leave No Trace education to untapped avenues for youth outreach. During their...

Minnesota Master Naturalists

Before leaving Minnesota, the Leave No Trace e-tour had the incredible opportunity to present two sessions at the Minnesota Master Naturalist Conference. This group of high-quality volunteers and professionals are dedicated to the three-part mission of Explore, Teach, Conserve. The Minnesota Master Naturalists work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and University of Minnesota Extension to ensure that people across the state have opportunities to get outdoors, learn about their specific biomes, and participate in some fun programs and volunteer opportunities. During our two...

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