Thursday, May 26, 2011

Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions in Seattle June 27th and June 28th, 2011

In 2011 the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics introduces a new social activism and environmental stewardship campaign called the Backyard Sessions. Backyard Sessions are designed to bring together and activate local Leave No Trace communities; to find ways communities can incorporate Leave No Trace into all of the ways they live and play. Backyard Sessions hope to inspire volunteerism and motivate people to get more involved with Leave No Trace education and action at the local level. Backyard Sessions enable communities to facilitate and support more local collaboration and volunteerism around Leave No Trace. Check out this the video on the Backyard Sessions page to learn more, click here.

The Center will be hosting two Backyard Session in Seattle:

June 27th at the Mountaineers from 7-9PM
Please RSVP to

June 28th from 6:00-8:00PM at the Seattle REI Flagship Store
Please RSVP here,

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Outreach Manager, Dave Winter and Education Programs Manager Sarah Folzenlogen, from Boulder, CO will be hosting this Backyard Sessions along with Jordan Mammel, Mount Rainier National Park Ranger.

The Seattle Backyard Sessions are a unique opportunity for Leave No Trace educators, members and partners to gather and work together towards the common goals of responsible outdoor recreation. These Backyard Sessions are a forum for education, discussion and awareness in a fun, social atmosphere. It provides our supporters, you, with a first hand look at ways to get involved locally.

More Specifics about these two Backyard Sessions:
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics recently nominated Mount Rainier National Park’s Paradise Area as a Leave No Trace Hot Spot. Currently in its second year, the Leave No Trace Hot Spots initiative aims to raise awareness about natural areas around the country facing the threat of irreversible environmental damage. As part of the initiative, The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics works with volunteers, nonprofit organizations, friends groups and governmental agencies to reduce the impact of recreational activities in the selected endangered area. This goal is achieved through community outreach, education, training, signage, educational materials and local collaboration.

Join area educators, partners, volunteers and members to sign up for volunteer opportunities at Mount Rainier National Park, learn about upcoming Leave No Trace trainings in the area and discuss all things Leave No Trace for your community. Enjoy some food, refreshments, networking with other Leave No Trace supporters and a rumored appearance from Leave No Trace’s Bigfoot at the event.

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