Clemmons Presbyterian Church Workshop - Winston Salem, NC

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be conducting a Leave No Trace workshop for the CPC Hiking & Camping Clubs and local scout troops on Wednesday, January 13th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Clemmons Presbyterian Church

Girl Scout Troop 11808 - Alpharetta, GA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be conducting a scout focused Leave No Trace workshop for Girl Scout Troop 11808 on Sunday, January 10th from 5 to 6:30 pm at Midway Methodist Church scout building in Alpharetta

Summit Hill Elementary - Milton, GA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be offering a morning Leave No Trace program to a local school group in Milton, GA.

Mountain Discovery Charter School - Bryson City, NC

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be offering a Leave No Trace program to a local charter school in Bryson City, NC. 


Beaux Bridge, LA--A slight tickle frisks my exhausted thigh: Over two mountains and down again we finally find ourselves wearily reclining on a Lay-Z-Boy-Rock: content and starving. The pesky tickling is vying for my attention but nothing can top the need for lunch, for canned tuna and a block of sharp cheddar. Spoon in hand, I dig into the tuna, now repackaged in my twice-before used Ziploc, and take a bite off the “block oh-cheddah”. I get that watery mouth feeling of pure enjoyment and as my spoon crescendos for another chomp, the hair on my legs begin to stand and the tickling becomes...

Andre Houser - Texas State Advocate

Spring, TX: Without volunteers Leave No Trace couldn’t accomplish our mission to teach people to enjoy the outdoors responsibility. We are fortunate to have people all throughout the country putting on awareness workshops and trainer courses, promoting Leave No Trace to schools and scout troops, and land management personnel advocating for our message. As an organization we are fortunate to have the support of individuals all around the country that volunteer as State Advocates. State advocates put on a variety of trainings from: Awareness Workshops, Trainer Courses, Master Educator Courses,...

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...

Teaching Kids Respect Wildlife

Laredo, TX: As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we teach Leave No Trace to thousands of kids all throughout the country at schools and in camps. Teaching kids the importance of staying a safe distance from wildlife and why we shouldn’t let animals eat our food is always well received by students. We have a couple of effective methods on how to teach kids the Respect Wildlife principle. Impacts Vs. Wildlife Set-up: You will need a field or a gymnasium to facilitate this activity. The only materials you will need will be two long ropes (50 feet) to...

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...

Minimize Waste to Maximize Space

Minneapolis, MN--Dastardly trash flitters across the parking lot as its potential captor follows in hot pursuit. Every gust of wind helps the debris slink between cars and roll around light posts as it takes aim for a precise exit by way of the storm drain. Once within the dark passages of the drain, the trash will forever be on the run, freely able to wreak havoc on the earth: baiting marine life, contaminating our water, and littering our shorelines. These trash escapees are ever slipping from our overloaded hands, shopping bags, and car doors--they must be better confined, barred within...