This past weekend marked our 4th trainer course in three seasons with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The relationship between TPWD and The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics continues to strengthen each year. We appreciate all the hard work that Chris Holmes, Outdoor Education Director for Texas State Parks, has put in over the years to make this partnership thrive.
We also experienced a very rare occurrence this weekend. Team East and Team West met up at Buescher State Park. Typically, teams are dutifully criss-crossing their respective sides of the country and it is "as scarce as hen's teeth" that teams get together during the season. We got to swap stories over coffee before each team was back at it, heading in opposing directions until we meet up again in July to switch sides of the country.
Happy Adventuring...Kate and Tracy