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.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Phoenix Partnership Kicks Off!

Leave No Trace and the City of Phoenix have partnered up recently and in order to celebrate we spent the past 6 days working with Park Rangers and volunteer park stewards from across the city.  Our first event was a press conference to kick off the partnership.  ABC 15 came out to interview us on the importance of a Leave No Trace Front Country program in the City of Phoenix.  As record numbers of people are coming out to enjoy the beautiful parks within the city, education is key in preserving and protecting these areas from being loved to death.  
The City of Phoenix has taken an ultra comprehensive approach to embrace the Leave No Trace program city-wide.  Not only have they created 10,000 hang tags to give to their park visitors, they also had 15 of their rangers attend the Leave No Trace trainer course and they are encouraging all their rangers to become a member of Leave No Trace!  Above are some photos taken over the 6 days we spent in Phoenix.  This partnership is truly impressive and will set a new precedent for future partnerships with the Center!  A special thanks goes out to Chrissy McFetridge for all her hard work in setting up these events!  
Safe travels...Kate and Tracy

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