Houston, TX - A little over a week ago, Team East joined Texas State Advocate, Griff Danheim, to organize the second Backyard Session of the year. Eleven community members, representing a wide variety of local organizations, came out for the event at the Houston-Galleria REI and participated in a PEAK training and a brainstorming session resulting in exciting ideas and momentum-building for Leave No Trace events in the Houston area.
The local organizations that were represented included the Woods Project, the Boy Scouts of America, Citizens Environmental Coalition, Gulf Coast Recycling Council, Keep Houston Beautiful, Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, and Bayou Preservation Association.
Backyard Sessions are new in 2011. They are a chance for community members to mingle and share their ideas with area educators, volunteers, community partners, and members to discuss all things Leave No Trace for their community.
Look out for Backyard Sessions coming to your area as well as a chance to see Leave No Trace Bigfoot at the event!
If you would like to host a Backyard Session in your own community contact Betsy Workman, Leave No Trace Outreach Coordinator Betsy@LNT.org!
All the best,
Agata and Jason