Monday, July 25, 2011

backyard sessions: Brunswick, GA

On July 16th the e-tour had the great pleasure of being part of the first ever 'Leave No Trace Day' in Brunswick, GA. The proclamation, signed by Mayor Bryan Thompson kicked off festivities during our Back Yard Session at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Costal Resource Division Headquarters. A spirited crowd joined in the sharing of ideas, news of local programs, good food, and a better awareness of Leave No Trace in their outdoor community. A highlight of the event included a giant slingshot, dubbed 'The Recycler', used to launch home the idea that being responsible does not have to be viewed as a chore. The participants never had such a blast bringing the recycling to the curb! A special thanks to mayor Bryan Thompson, Leave No Trace state advocate CJ Ross, Georgia DNR's Paul Medders, Jim Jenkins, and Thomas Thrift for really pulling together the strands of idea into a tangible experience.

Mark and Tara
2011 e-tour team

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