Friday, May 27, 2011

Leave No Trace Collaborates with Paradise

As reported in the Olympian this past Sunday (May 22nd) , The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has selected Mount Rainier National Park’s Paradise Area as a Leave No Trace Hot Spot. The Hot Spots program, in its second year, raises awareness about natural areas around the country facing the threat of irreversible environmental damage. As part of the initiative, Leave Not Trace works with volunteers, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies to reduce the effect of recreational activities in the selected areas.

As a part of this program, Leave No Trace training will be provided for key park staff and volunteers, signs will be created to convey minimal impact information, and consultation will be provided on the best management practices for minimizing the effects in the Paradise area.

There are two upcoming meetings for those who are interested in a general overview of the program:

June 27: Mountaineers Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E. , Seattle, 7-9 p.m.

June 28: REI store, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle, 6:30-8 p.m.Read more:

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