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Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
December, 2010

What's Next

Thank you all for your important  volunteerism and involvement this
year. Because of you, Leave No Trace trained over 115,000 kids with PEAK,
alone, and reached 145,000 people
with educational grants. More than 10,000
activists took the Bigfoot Challenge, State Advocates organized Leave No
Trace programs around the nation, and partner organizations were activated to
deliver Leave No Trace programs in their communities. Congratulations to all!

As you may know, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is launching
a 2011 plan. We will further drive programs for kids, provide more education for close-to-home and frontcountry areas, and support local communities in their Leave No Trace work.

We will need your direct involvement to realize these ambitious initiatives.
To get involved, log on to our community pages or simply give us a call.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Leave No Trace.

                                                                  - Susy Alkaitis, Deputy Director
 eNews You Can Use... 
Campsite Traffic: Where is your biggest impact?
The Leave No Trace Education Department takes a comprehensive look at where you spend your time at the campsite and how to minimize those impacts.  Read More

Notes from the Field
Training in the Sunshine State
and Beyond
Throughout the 2010 season, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers worked closely with the Boy Scouts of America to share the fundamentals of practicing and teaching Leave No Trace to the scouting community. Read More

The Best Place To Rest

True or False: The best place to take a rest is in the middle of the trail? The answer may surprise you.

Read More


 My Backyard
Check out the Leave No Trace educational events in your neighborhood
Every month, we write about dynamic
Leave No Trace training and events
around the country. Check out a couple
of highlights from:

Washington, DC

In This Issue
eNews You Can Use
Notes from the Field
My Backyard
The Situation
Volunteer Opportunity
Bigfoot Challenge
 The Situation
What would you do?
While camping with some friends, you notice someone in the next campsite trying to burn food scraps in their campfire.

Write in and tell us what you would do: eNews@LNT.org/subject line: "The Situation" Each month Leave No Trace will pose a Leave No Trace situation as well as publish the top responses to last months' situation.

Become Your State's Advocate

The Leave No Trace State Advocate Program helps the Center develop volunteer networks in every region of the country.

Check the website for vacancies or for information about how to contact your State Advocates: State Advocate Program
 Bigfoot Challenge
Don't miss out on December Challenges!

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 to win gear packages from our Partners at the end of each month!  Don't miss out!
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