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Leave No Trace e-Newsletter
July 2010
 logoJohn Lowrance from Landmark Learning started his June email to us: "Hey Leave No Trace! We took the Bigfoot Challenge..." It was music to our ears.
He described what he and students did for their challenge in North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest on a recent course: "Along the way, we decided to leave the forest better than we found it by cleaning up some heavily used campsites and restoring established but bombed out campfire rings.  We cleaned four campfire rings-one for each night out on the trail!  And picked up gobs of trash.  We put the trash on display at the end of the course for visitors to Grandfather Mountain to see which gave us a chance to share the message of Leave No Trace with them.  We also handed out dozens of Leave No Trace hangtags and promotional materials while at Grandfather Mountain."
He told us, "We are proud to have taken the Bigfoot Challenge and hope our story encourages others to do the same!  We never knew being like Bigfoot could be so easy!" That's the Bigfoot Challenge: simple acts of stewardship. Take the Challenge this month, and see for yourself how easy it is.

You can read about more programmatic updates from the Center in the Second Quarter report, which is available for download in the Media Center.
Susy Alkaitis
Deputy Director

 eNews You Can Use...
Dirty Dishes dish washing
What IS the best way to wash your dishes in the outdoors?  Our Education Department helps one river trip addict with his dirty dishes, once and for all.

 My Backyard
ME CourseMaster Educator Course participates in Bigfoot Challenge
Landmark Learning is the first Master Educator course to incorporate the Bigfoot Challenge in to this 5-day field-based course.  Learn how they did it...

 Member Highlight
Member HighlightTen-year-old from West Virginia Makes a Big Impact
For Maria Sobinovsky, Leave No Trace is more than just a Social Studies Fair Project.  She sits down with Susy Alkaitis, Deputy Director, to tell us more.  
boy scoutsRoad Wisdom
New to Town.
There's no better and quicker way to get the flavor of mobile education and outreach than to attend a 50,000 person event.  Help us welcome our new eTour team as they travel along the East Coast, and make a stop at the 100th Anniversary Boy Scout Jamboree.
In This Issue
eNews You Can Use
My Backyard
Member Highlight
Road Wisdom
Membership Benefits
Bigfoot Challenge
Grant Applications
 Membership Benefit
New Partnership with
The Clymb brings increased member benefits

ALL Leave No Trace members have been invited to join The Clymb, an online venue for connecting premium gear and apparel with outdoor enthusiasts.

Not only do you get discounts up to 70% off of outdoor and sports brands, but your first purchase earns $10 for Leave No Trace.

Curious about other great membership benefits? Check out the full list!
 Bigfoot Challenge
Don't miss out on this month's chances to get involved with Bigfoot!

Each month, Leave No Trace and Bigfoot join together to bring a new list of challenges to you, the Leave No Trace community.

Make a difference in your community by pledging to do one of the four challenges listed on the Bigfoot Challenge page

All Challengers are entered in to win gear packages from our Partners at the end of each month!  Don't miss out!
Grant Applications
2010 Deadlines Extended

Leave No Trace has grants to support your community programs.

Deadlines for Packing with PEAK, Master Educator Scholarships and Connect Grants for Culturally Diverse Communities have been extended. Check out the grants/scholarships page for more information, and to apply!

Contact grants@LNT.org with questions.
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