Fryeburg, Maine -
Leave No Trace's Team East recently supported the Saco River Recreation Council, The Nature Conservancy, Boy Scouts of America, American Rivers, and numerous individual volunteers from around New England, who gathered for a day of cleaning up the river. Michelle Boyer, the event organizer, made the opportunity educational and enjoyable as she coordinated the various groups and explained the focus of the day as well as the long term goals for advocating responsible recreation along the Saco River.
The opportunity to canoe and clean up the sections of river most heavily impacted offered many teachable moments for the volunteers, and everyone involved left with a renewed sense of stewardship for a river so many people visit throughout the summer season.
Following the day on the river we held an Awareness Workshop with the Boy Scouts and volunteers at the campground and an engaging discussion evolved about how to utilize the seven principles of Leave No Trace in any outdoor setting.
Many thanks to Michelle and all the volunteers whose efforts and dedication made this event a huge success!
All the best,
Jason and Agata