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Any information pertaining to the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program

Stop the Invasion

Invasive species are taking over our parks and natural areas, making it difficult to enjoy nature and drastically changing our wild lands. Invasive species are often spread inadvertently by people simply enjoying the outdoors - hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, boating, or general recreation activities. The seeds and plant materials of invasive species can effortlessly work their way into clothing, shoe and tire treads or stow away in gear or in a pet’s fur, and thus manage to travel far from their original infestation and begin a new invasion wherever they land. Invasive species are non-...

Winter Recreation

The season for winter recreation is here! It is time to get out the skis, snowboards, and snowshoes to go out and enjoy the resorts and backcountry areas we love. Whether it is a day at your local slopes or a backcountry trip spent skiing to a hut, there are always Leave No Trace considerations to keep in mind. So when you spend time outside in the winter, remember how the Leave No Trace principles can help you. In order to ensure not only a fun trip, but a safe trip planning ahead and preparing is essential for a successful trip outside in the winter. · Check snow conditions and the weather...

Giving Thanks!

Medford, OR. During this Thanksgiving week, Team West has many things to be thankful for. We have our health, a life filled with adventure, and a supportive network of family, friends and colleagues. As we drive through torrential downpours in southern Oregon, we are especially thankful for the outfitting partners that support the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers. With their help, we camp comfortably and stay warm and dry for the nearly 200 nights we spend in a tent each season. It is outstanding partnerships that make this program flourish because they believe in the work of The...

A Day with The Dusters

Chapel Hill, North Carolina - “Stand for those things in which you truly, passionately believe to the depth of your core: the integrity of your work, the way you choose to do business, the people with whom you surround yourself determine how and where you live your life.” Quoted from the bluegrass band, The Infamous Stringdusters, who have a determination on living out the hard choices in life and taking control of their own future. There is no other band quite like the Stringdusters! Meet the band members - Travis Book (bass), Andy Falco (guitar), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), Andy Hall (dobro),...

The Beginning

A debut presentation: The Leave No Trace Master and his followers vow to preserve and protect the places we play. The Saga begins! Stay tuned next week as the story unfolds... The Beginning from Leave No Trace on Vimeo . Ninjas for Nature - dani and roland

Keep Bartow Beautiful

Bartow County, Georgia: During the first week of November, Pat and TJ, Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, were busy presenting to a variety of groups. Bartow County is a community devoted to promoting Leave No Trace, conservation, preservation of historical sights, and keeping Bartow County Beautiful. If you are interested in contributing to your community, you can use Bartow County as an example of what works. Bartow County is part of the Keep America Beautiful Campaign. They participate in a variety of activities to promote environmental awareness. A few of these activities include:...

Georgia Highlands College Video

Pat and TJ, Subaru / Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers were highlighted in a video after visiting Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville, Georgia. Check it out!

Teachers Teaching Teachers

If you work with kids and want to teach them about outdoor ethics, here is a program just for you! The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers can often be found at various REI locations across the country where they provide an interactive workshop that presents the necessary tools to educate youth about responsible recreation and active stewardship using the Peak program. The PEAK (Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids) program is the result of a unique partnership between REI (Recreation Equipment, Inc.) and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. PEAK is a curriculum of hands-on...

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lunch and Learn

Cartersville, Georgia: The Anheuser-Busch Brewery hosted the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for their Lunch and Learn session Friday November 2 nd . During the workshop Pat and TJ discussed how long litter lasts in the outdoors. Here are some common items that are found as litter in the outdoors and the time it takes for them to biodegrade or photodegrade. Paper – 2-4 weeks Fruit Peels – up to 2 years Cigarette Butts – 1-5 years Plastic Bag – 10-20 years Diaper – 10-20 years Aluminum Can – 80 years Fishing Line – 500 years Glass - Forever At Anheuser-Busch Brewery the participants...

Where Do You Love To Recreate?

Before life as Traveling Trainers, Tracy and Kate were public school teachers in Massachusetts. They started taking personal road trips each summer to explore their glorious country. During that time, one region of the country was found to be particularly intriguing. This area found a special place into their hearts. What region you ask? The Pacific Northwest captured their hearts due to its variety of environments to recreate in, as well as, its culturally diverse areas to explore. The fine folks who live in this area are warm and welcoming to strangers. These days as Traveling Trainers for...

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