Leave No Trace Presentation


The HMN Meet-up on Sunday afternoon, September 24 will feature a presentation on Leave No Trace.

Sunday, September 24th
1:30 – 2:30PM
Sandy Greene’s house

Leave No Trace Ethics/Principles
Guy deBrun
Assistant Director for Adventure and TEAM Programs
James Madison University

Expect a good overview of the Leave No Trace Principles for us to promote when we are on the trail and/or doing public programming.

About the Leave No Trace credo from the Leave No Trace website: lnt.org :

Leave No Trace Vision
To sustain healthy, vibrant natural lands for all people to enjoy, now and into the future. Every person who ventures outside puts leave no trace practices into action.

The organization that administers the Leave No Trace program is called the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

Leave No Trace Mission
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national, 501 (c) (3), nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the environment by teaching people to enjoy it

About the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
The Leave No Trace Center accomplishes this mission through education, research, partnership and volunteerism. The Leave No Trace Center has delivered successful educational program in the United States and internationally since 1994. The Leave No Trace program is built upon the premise that conservation of our outdoor resources is possible only when people know how to respect them and prevent impacts from their activities.

Today, many trails have become human highways, wildlife are harassed and put down due to heavy human interaction, human-caused invasive species are strangling native flora, and trash clogs our waterways. At the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, we understand that if we neglect to protect our natural environment, fail to help our children appreciate and respect the relevance of our wild lands, and forgo practices that minimize our human impacts, we then risk allowing our behavior and attitudes to irreversibly change our world, destroying the magnificence of nature in the process. This is why Leave No Trace education is imperative. Leave No Trace Education provides a
foundation to build a nationwide outdoor ethic of critical importance.

What began as a calling to preserve the wilderness has evolved into an endeavor to inspire a more global, daily commitment to Leave No Trace. The environmental stewardship created by the Leave No Trace Center extends beyond outdoor enthusiasts to include anyone concerned about people’s relationship with nature. Join the movement. Enjoy your world. Leave No Trace.

More about Guy deBrun here.

Photo above “Leave No Trace” by justinrussel is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

More about the September 24 Meet-up schedule:

Have some Naturalist Projects you are excited about?
Want to share the experience you had at the Virginia Master Naturalist Conference?

Join us for some business and some socializing:
Sunday afternoon, September 24th

At Sandy Greene’s Home Property:
123 Foxwood Lane, Mount Sidney

1:30 pm: Guy deBrun on Leave No Trace
2:30 pm: Committee and Project meetings. Contact Committee Chairs if you’d like to join a committee. Project coordinators, contact your volunteers and encourage them to join you for a check in!
3:30 pm: HMN Board Meeting
5:00 pm: Baked Potato Party! Bring a topping to share! Potatoes provided!

For questions, contact Chip at cbrown2001 [at] gmail.com
or 507-459-1839.