Over the weekend we hosted two awareness workshops in New Mexico. Friday night we were at Sportsman Warehouse in Las Cruces, NM. We had a good crowd for the workshop, which included locals, kids, and staff from Sportsmans Warehouse. We played a variety of games and activities to introduce the audience to the principles of Leave No Trace. Although the heat can be unbearable at times in southern New Mexico and make it difficult for locals to get outside, there are wonderful recreational areas for them to enjoy. We discussed the importance of leaving no trace in these special places.
After Las Cruces, we drove north to the capital, Santa Fe, to the Coleman Factory Outlet. We had only two people for the workshop, but they were avid Leave No Trace enthusiasts and very involved in the Boy Scouts. We introduced them to the PEAK pack, a Leave No Trace curriculum developed in partnership with REI, so that they can use some of the activities with their troop. We had great discussions about their times in the Boy Scouts and how important Leave No Trace has been in all the adventures they have taken. Remember to Leave No Trace on your next outdoor adventure!
~Tracy and Kate, e-tour 2008