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Leave No Trace e-Newsletter
April 2010

Spring is here!

And with the new season comes many exciting changes for the Leave No Trace community. Here at the Center, we have already seen a large increase in orders, memberships, and partnerships, as the Trainer course season starts to kick in. In addition, we are in the process of adding new teaching materials and merchandise to our store, including Group Use Brochures, Bear Canisters, and Bigfoot patches, stickers, and hats!

In all this excitement, we are also happy to have brought on a new Membership Coordinator, Dean Ronzoni, to assist Membership and Development Manager, Sara Close, with our new membership strategies for this year. Already added to the membership program: benefits exclusively for members who are also active Master Educators. Read more below.

So how can you get involved with Leave No Trace this spring? You can take the Bigfoot Challenge, as we continue to introduce new pledges each month, and check back on Leave No Trace Hot Spots, as we choose our first Hot Spot this year. Want to teach a Trainer Course this spring? In this issue, you will learn how to renew your Master Educator liability insurance, as well as how to help raise funds for the Center in creative ways. Whatever you choose to do this spring, make it count - and don't forget to get outside!

Also in this issue: a Partner highlight on Keen and their support of Leave No Trace work in the international community; and Road Wisdom on "Leave what you find" and historical artifacts.


Whit Schroder

Deputy Director

 eNews You Can Use...
Master EducatorMaster Educator Insurance
Are you a Master Educator teaching Leave No Trace in 2010?  You'll want to read on as one fellow educator learns more about Master Educator Insurance.  Now is your time to renew or start your policy!
 My Backyard
CommunityCreative support goes
a long way!

Financial support for the Center doesn't just come through membership & partnership!  In fact, some of you are taking the reins in your own hands, and getting creative to support our mission!

 Partnership Highlight
KEENKEEN and Leave No Trace

KEEN's community philanthropy program - Hybrid.Care - steps in to the international community with Leave No Trace, and celebrates its sixth year of supporting the Center as a Patron Partner. 

 Road Wisdom
San Juan AspensLeave What You Find
Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, Jason and Agata, continue their journey through Petrified Forest National Park this week, discovering a world of artifacts, and a new appreciation for "Leave What You Find."
 Member Highlight
MemberCalifornia Teen Teaches Leave No Trace
Teenager, Amy Chapman, is an avid backpacker and Leave No Trace Trainer.  Introduced to Leave No Trace by her father, she is now embracing a role with the Boy Scouts' Woodbadge program as an educator of Leave No Trace. 

 New for Master Educators!
San Juan AspensExclusive benefits for Master Educator members.
To show our appreciation and thank our Master Educators for their volunteerism and advocacy, Leave No Trace is partnering up with to offer exclusive discounts on outdoor gear & apparel. 

In This Issue
eNews You Can Use
My Backyard
Partnership Highlight
Road Wisdom
Hot Spots
Membership Benefit
Did you know that Members get 10% off all merchandise in the Leave No Trace store?  Or up to $3,300 off a new Subaru?  What about a Pro Deal Discount in the online Coleman store?

Check out these Benefits and more, and thank you for your support!
Hot Spots
hot spots logo Know of an area in need of a little Leave No Trace tender love and care? Nominate it as a Hot Spot!

New in 2010, Leave No Trace Hot Spots is aimed at aiding grassroots and community-driven projects that work to improve the condition of a designated "hot spot" using Leave No Trace education, resources, and outreach.

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All Bear Canisters are now 25% off!

Bear CanistersProper food storage keeps the bears and other smaller critters wild, and your food supply safe.  Required in many areas, and a great convenience everywhere, these Bear canisters all work great!  And they are all 25% off during the month of April, so get yours now, and be ready for the first trip of the year.

Shop now at the Online Store.

Offer Expires: April 30th, 2010