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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Partner Support at Outdoor Retailer

Salt Lake City, UT.  Last week Team East and Team West teamed up in Salt Lake City to take part in the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market at the Salt Palace Convention Center.   This bi-annual show gathers the top companies and organizations in the outdoor industry to showcase the latest gear, trends, and innovations for the outdoor enthusiast.  Every year the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics hosts the Great Gear Giveaway, sponsored by Backpacker Magazine and Subaru of America, which is inevitably a highlight of the week!  This year did not disappoint as 18 lucky people walked away with a sweet prize package of the hottest gear on the market.  Thank you to all of those companies that donated to the Great Gear Giveaway, and a special thank you to Backpacker Magazine and Subaru for sponsoring the event!

In addition to the Great Gear Giveaway, a few other partners of Leave No Trace stepped it up to host a fundraiser happy hour during the show.  On Friday night, Big Agnes hosted a happy hour, which not only raised money for the Center but also sent one lucky winner home with a brand new Wolf Mountain Tent!

On Saturday, we joined Osprey Packs for another happy hour fundraising party.  Osprey Packs has been a long standing partner of Leave No Trace.  It is because of partners, like Osprey, that help make Leave No Trace a successful organization.  Pictured below are former Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers JD Tanner and Emily Ressler.  They bought their raffle tickets to support Leave No Trace and walked away with the grand prize!

THANK YOU to Osprey Packs and Big Agnes for their support at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market!
Respect the Resource...Kate and Tracy

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