| Like spreading wildfire, we have received incredible
email from people taking the Bigfoot Challenge recently. On our blog, we just posted
a story from Ellen, a grandmother who took the Bigfoot Challenge by
volunteering at her local conservation area. |
Today, I wanted to share this note from Stephanie:
love the Bigfoot Challenge! I went on a four-day backpacking trip into the
Havasupai lands in Arizona. The Havasupai tribe live eight miles inside the
Havasu Canyon which houses the Havasu Creek that leads into the Colorado River
in the Grand Canyon...The Bigfoot Challenge is a very easy way to engage
your family and community in Leave No Trace. Another option is to sign up for
some training, and in this month's eNews, our Education Department takes an
extended look at Trainer Courses and Awareness Workshops. For more ideas about
getting involved, we profile Michelle Broyer, an advocate who infuses Leave No
Trace education into her work with the thousands floating Maine's Saco River in
entire trip was quite an adventure especially since it was my first backpacking
trip. We respected the land by having no campfires and packing out all of our
trash. I have recently become a member of Leave No Trace and plan to educate
others about the amazing things you guys are doing!
Also below is information about Leave No Trace's
first Online Auction that launches on Tuesday, June 22. You can consider your
participation a personal shot-in-the-arm to the essential Leave No Trace
programs that you care about.
Check it out, get involved and enjoy the heat.
1st Annual Silent Auction
Don't miss the action: Opens June 22nd
How do you have an event for a community that extends around the globe? Have it online! Join Leave No Trace for our first annual online Silent Auction, launching June 22nd. We have generous donations from many of our partners, and you won't want to miss the action! All of the proceeds from the Silent Auction will go to benefit Leave No Trace programs and outreach.
eNews You Can Use...
Curious about how you can find Leave No Trace Trainer Courses or Awareness Workshops in your state? The Education Department comes to the rescue, helping one reader with this common question.
by Dave Winter
The Center's Outreach Manager, Dave Winter, follows up with Michelle Broyer regarding the developments with the Saco River Recreation Council since a visit from the Traveling Trainers in 2009.
The "Right Way"?
With so many different types of recreationists, activities and reasons for being in the outdoors, is there a "right way" to Be Considerate of Others? Traveling Trainers, Jason and Agata, explore this question.