Monday, June 15, 2009

National Get Outdoors Day

This past saturday Leave No Trace teamed up with the organization called Stay the Trail at National Get Outdoors Day at City Park in Downtown Denver. The event had around 7,000 attendees, and we talked to around 500 participants. We had an interpretive trail set up at the event, that mirrored the 7 principles of Leave No Trace and how to be a responsible while out recreating. Families, children, and students hiked the trail, and stop at interpretive signs and stations along the trail. Some of the stops along the trail were a downed tree obstacle, a plan ahead a prepare station, a cultural artifact/ wildflower station, a campsite station, a wildlife viewing station, switchbacks, and multiple trail user stop along the trail. Once participants finished the trail they received a stamp for their Jr. Ranger passport, a mini first aid kit, and a mini Coleman lantern. The trail taught participants how to make good decisions while hiking, and how to minimize your impact while camping. 
It was a great event, and we want to give Justin and Adam from Stay the Trail and Sarah our Education Program Coordinator a BIG THANK YOU! 
Happy Trails the E-tour, 
Alexis & Topher  

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