Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wayfaring in the Right Kind of Way

From Erie Canal and Finger Lakes
We meet many people in our travels, and most are interested in talking with us about their favorite outdoor activities and camping memories. All of the folks who lament the litter and the inconsiderate behaviors of other visitors are pleased to learn that there is actually a Leave No Trace organization that promotes responsible recreational use of the outdoors, and that there is a framework for advocacy and education that builds on an informed and common sense outdoor ethic that few can reasonably dispute. We can hope that these good folks will consider joining Leave No Trace and strengthening our member network and capacity for outreach and advocacy. More importantly, we hope they feel affirmation that they are not alone in their sense of responsible outdoor ethics. Perhaps a new awareness of a broad Leave No Trace community of like-minded individuals will redouble their personal convictions, and maybe even embolden them to actively speak out about the sustainable practices and shared responsibilities of enjoying the outdoors in the right kind of way…

Hope to see you down the road, and hear what you've got to say...

Peggy and Barrett
e-Tour Wayfarers 2010

e-word: embolden

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