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Leave No Trace e-Newsletter
May 2010
logo With the summer months just around the corner, the Center is more alive than ever with program growth, development of grassroots initiatives in your community, and a full calendar of outreach and training opportunities throughout the summer.

We want you along for the ride, so be sure to check out our First Quarter Report 2010, that gives an up-to-date account of the Center's successes during the first part of the year.

Additionally, you'll read more below on key program developments with the Center - the selection of Red River Gorge as our first Hot Spot; new Bigfoot Challenges for the month that incorporates youth education; and ways to get involved with Leave No Trace this summer.

Also, stay tuned for Leave No Trace's first ever online Silent Auction.  Scheduled to begin June 22nd, this auction will take place online and feature generous donations from many of our partnering organizations!  More details to follow by email.


Sara Close
Membership & Development Manager
 First Quarter Report 
Programmatic News & Updates at the Center
Leave No Trace invites you to a first-hand look at what's new and exciting during the first quarter of 2010.  Check out our new Quarterly Reports for a more detailed overview of the programs that matter most to you!

       First Quarter Report
 First Leave No Trace Hot Spot...
Red River Gorge Red River Gorge
We are proud to announce the selection of the Center's first ever Hot Spot - the Red River Gorge.  Work in this area has already begun in this area to bring increased awareness to critical recreation impacts.
 eNews You Can Use...
Activate.Volunteer.Advocate. San Juan Aspens
Familiar with the Leave No Trace principles and program, but looking for a meaningful way to volunteer in the Leave No Trace community?  Check out ways to make a difference now, as the Education Department helps guide one eager volunteer.
 My Backyard
CampfireResponsible Campfire Relay
Dead, down, dry and dinky... Sounds like a cheer?  It's actually a great way to remember appropriate ethics for locating firewood.  Leave No Trace's Catherine Smith reminds us of other considerations for campfires on our next outdoor experience.
 Road Wisdom
As Traveling Trainers traverse the country teaching Leave No Trace skills and ethics, they encounter many different schools of thought on this up-and-coming activity, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month.
 New for Bigfoot Challengers!Bigfoot
PEAK and Teen Activity Contest puts educator creativity to the test.
As part of this month's Bigfoot Challenge, Leave No Trace is announcing a PEAK and Teen Activity Contest!  Learn more about how you can take part in the fun by reading more...
In This Issue
First Quarter Report
Hot Spot Selected
eNews You Can Use
My Backyard
Road Wisdom
Bigfoot Challenge
Membership Benefits
Hot Spots
Membership Benefit
Did you know that if you're a MASTER EDUCATOR and have active membership with Leave No Trace, that you receive discounts on quality outdoor gear and clothing at ProMotive.com?

This benefit for Master Educator Members just launched last month - be sure to check it out!

Email Dean@LNT.org to get your log-in information.
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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Leave No Trace Patches and Lapel Pins are now 30% off!

Patches & Lapel PinsNow's your chance!  Both the Leave No Trace Patches and Lapel Pins and Bigfoot Patches are now on sale. The Leave No Trace patches and pins are available in three versions; Outdoor Ethics, Trainer - for those that have completed a two day trainer course, and Master Educator - for those that have completed a five day Master Educator Course.  The Bigfoot Patches are catchy, and make a great statement.  All of these are 30% off through the end of the month.

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Offer Expires: May 31st, 2010