Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hammocks Beach State Park

Ever wondered if you can adapt Leave No Trace principles to high traffic, tourist type settings? You sure can!! Check it!

Hammocks Beach State Park in North Carolina has recently received the 2010 Group Project Sustainability Award. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Sustainability Conference awarded the park for it's efforts in designating Bear Island a Trash Free area and removing all waste receptacles from the island. Making visitors now responsible for removing their own trash.

Park Ranger Jacob Vitak, who is responsible for initiating the program, says he based the project on the Leave No Trace program. Click here to learn more about this spearheading effort.

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