Monday, March 28, 2011
Last Thursday night saw yet another fun and informative Leave No Trace Backyard Session at the REI store in Missoula. In addition to having Ben Lawhon, Leave No Trace Education Director in attendance, Leave No Trace Master Course Provider and longstanding US Forest Service partner, Bob Hoverson from the Ninemile Wildlands Training Center was there too. Bigfoot even made an appearance!
The Session drew lots of folks from the Missoula area who were either existing Leave No Trace members, educators and supporters or who were interested in learning more about the program. Attendees included US Forest Service staff, University of Montana faculty, Girl Scout leaders, REI employees and others. The group viewed the new Leave No Trace public service announcements, learned about what the Center is focusing on in 2011 and heard about Bob Hoverson's programs at Ninemile, including his Master Educator Course efforts.
It was a great event, and helped to further connect the Leave No Trace dots in Missoula. We'd like to thank both the REI Missoula staff for their hospitality and Bob Hoverson for coming out to talk about Ninemile. If you're interested in hosting a Backyard Session in your town or for your community, please contact Bigfoot@LNT.org or visit: http://lnt.org/01_community/backyard_sessions.php