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March eNews 
From Your Backyard to Your Backcountry 
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
March, 2011
My Backyard


Backyard Sessions bring together and activate local Leave No Trace  communities to build volunteerism, stewardship, and educational opportunities. The Center is conducting Backyard Sessions in 10 locations across the country this year. Watch a short video about the recent Texas Backyard Session and learn more about the sessions  here:     

Houston Backyard Session
Houston Backyard Session

March 24th BACKYARD SESSION in Missoula, MT

Share your ideas about Leave No Trace and ways to increase community action and volunteerism, at the REI Missoula store on Thursday, March 24 from 6-7:30pm. Join Ben Lawhon, Leave No Trace's Education Director, and Bob Hoverson, Program Manager for the Ninemile Wildlands Training Center, as well as area educators, volunteers and members to discuss all things Leave No Trace for your community. Enjoy light appetizers and a rumored appearance from Leave No Trace's Bigfoot at the event.  Register Here 


March Events   In March, The Center staff is conducting Leave No Trace training in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana and Nevada.   Complete List Here 


In Your State   Click into your state on the Leave No Trace Community Page to learn what education, training and community events may be open to you in March. Leave No Trace State Advocates and volunteers offer local events and workshops all year long. You will also learn about Community Meet-Ups being held in your region this year.  Visit Your State Page Here 


News You Can Use

New Master Educator Course for Frontcountry Stock in April.      

A new course focuing on frontcountry stock use, techniques, issues and impacts will be held April 11-15. More information about the course and registration here. 

March Membership Promotion
Support the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and join as a new member. Each week in March, the Center is randomly selecting one new member who joins during that week, to win cool gear from Coleman. Show your support and join Leave No Trace as a member: Join Today!          
Tech Tip

Trashy Spring Tip: As the snow melts and the spring flowers emerge, so will the trash that did not degrade over the winter. Carry a small bag to collect trash on Spring outings. Forgot a bag? Try designating one pocket as your Trash Pocket to pick up microtrash along the trail.


Bigfoot Challenge

Take March's Challenge!

Impact your community by taking March's

Bigfoot Challenge.    


Join Causes

Join the Fetzer Vineyards Facebook Causes Campaign for Leave No Trace. 

Join the Cause  



Become Your State's Advocate

Your State Advocate is the Leave No Trace volunteer representative in  your state. Check for vacancies or contact your State Advocate:

State Advocates


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Join or Renew Your Membership
Connect with your Community 


Polo Shirts on sale now! 

Now you can look your best and promote your favorite cause, simultaneously. Polo shirts are great for a casual day at the office, or for teaching Leave No Trace when you need to where something more presentable than a t-shirt. 


These comfortable polo shirts are made by Econscious from 100% organic cotton, and are durable, comfortable and great looking. Through the end of March, they are 20% off the regular price of $29.95. Order Today