Currently in its 12th year, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, 2 teams of professional outdoor educators, have reached over 10 million people in 48 states with Leave No Trace education and training.

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Bluegrass State

This past week we’ve been all over the state of Kentucky and have enjoyed learning about the state’s rich history of horses and bourbon. Since arriving we’ve been able to provide two Leave No Trace workshops, one at Murray State University and one at Western Kentucky University. Both went great with college students, faculty, and community members all showing up to learn more about Leave No Trace.

We also had a great opportunity to work with our new Kentucky State Advocate, Noelle Grunwald, along with Kentucky State Park staff and other outdoor enthusiasts on a Trainer Course at Natural Bridge State Park. This course was a great success and we now have eleven new Leave No Trace Trainers in Kentucky! Despite icy weather, we were able to get outside, and hike up to the parks most popular geographic feature, Natural Bridge. It’s truly an amazing sight and we encourage anyone traveling through the area to check it out.

As we finish up our tour of Kentucky with a workshop with Troop 127 of Harrodsburg, we look forward to hearing from all the people that we’ve met this past week and are exited to know that Kentucky has so many individuals who are passionate about Leave No Trace.

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