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5 Tips to Leave No Trace on the Slopes

Vail, CO: Enjoy our latest video on how to minimize your impact on the slopes. Thanks for watching and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer West Central Team Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2016 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, Deuter, Eagles Nest Outfitters, REI, and Smartwool,.

4 Reasons Why Parks Are Important

Oxford, MS— Hungry...Stop for a picnic lunch in a municipal park. Have an urge to fly a kite or toss around the ol’ pigskin? There is a field in the nearby urban oasis with your name on it. Have you been cooped up in the office all day and need to stretch your legs? Pop on some roller-blades and hit the paths at your local green space for some easy-to-access and much needed time outdoors. As outdoor enthusiasts we, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer East Central Team, take every opportunity to visit local parks and green spaces while on the road. City and neighborhood parks provide a...

Critical Issues - How to Poop in the Woods

Phoenix, AZ: This past Wednesday we, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Team West, taught an awareness workshop for a graduate level Critical Issues class at Arizona State University . The class focuses on both environmental and social critical issues. Once we learned this, we immediately knew one way to relate Leave No Trace to their focus – poop. That’s right! Improper disposal of human waste is one of the most critical issues that recreationalist, agency personal and wildlife face today. Evidence from our field observations, conversations with land managers and personal...

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...

Trash Timeline Activity

San Antonio, TX: As we travel through Texas this Fall we have noticed the Don’t Mess With Texas signs all over the highway and in parks. Don’t Mess with Texas is a well known saying, but most people outside of Texas don’t realize that it is actually a anti-littering campaign featured throughout the state. Teaching Texas youth the importance of their home state’s famous saying is simplified using the trash timeline. The trash timeline teaches people of all ages how long litter lasts for if it is left on the ground out in park. The research behind this activity comes from a USDA Forest Service...

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...

Yosemite Facelift

Yosemite, CA: Learn what a difference the Yosemite Facelift , the largest organized volunteer cleanup of any national park, is making for the millions of annual visitors. Helping keep our open spaces wild, Jenna and Sam - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team West Leave No Trace’s Jenna Hanger and Sam Ovett are part of the 2015 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, Deuter, Hi-Cone, REI, Smartwool, The North Face, and Yakima.

Laredo Environmental Summit

Laredo, TX – Over 350 students from 12 different high schools in Laredo, Texas gathered at the 6 th Annual Laredo Environmental Summit. The summit focused on bringing the community together to identify and find sustainable solutions to Laredo’s environmental challenges. This year the theme was focused on litter and reducing the amount of waste in Laredo. There were a variety of organizations in attendance from local environmental groups, Texas State Parks, and large companies. The presentations ranged from ground water contamination, weather patterns, a state wide environmental advocacy group...

We are on the Road to Somewhere

East Lansing, MI: Have you ever heard the adage, “You can’t know what you don’t know”? It is a truism covering experiences far and wide, but no matter the subject, one hard to swallow pattern within this adage seems to always hold strong: We can not see where we are headed until we arrive . For us at the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, we challenge this stubborn reality and ask you to join us in the efforts. Last week the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team attended the National Order of the Arrow Conference, commemorating 100 years of brotherhood and...

Honey, Grab The Kids-We're Going Camping.

Myles Standish State Forest, Carver, MA A mother pulls into the driveway leading up to her weathered, salt-licked home; it is a Friday afternoon in early July. Summer is just kicking off, high temperatures have not yet gotten a grip on New Englanders, and a buzzzz fills the air. The mother of three excitedly escapes the confines of her car and jigs her way to the large door of her home. As she pries the swollen door from its frame, she realizes that this very door has shut her family in, disconnecting them from all that lies outside: the adventures and spontaneities of the out of doors. She...

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