How to Recreate Responsibly This Summer: A Crash Course in Leave No Trace

Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Meet at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH 03226, USA. Click Here for a Google Map. 

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 people. Please register by Friday, May 7th. Click here to register.

This Week's Program:

Join LRCC member Mikey for a walking lesson on Leave No Trace (LNT) principles. Learn how to recreate responsibly while enjoying the great outdoors whether hiking, camping, backpacking, or any outdoor recreational activity that poses the possibility of leaving a footprint. Along the hike Mikey will point out examples of how we use the LNT principles before, during, and after recreating outdoors. At the end of the walk participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the beautification of Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest by picking up trash found along the side of the trails, campsites, trailheads and parking lots.

The following COVID-19 precautions will be enforced:

  • No participating if you are feeling ill (fever, cough, excessive fatigue, loss of taste or smell, or any other unexplained respiratory symptoms that may be caused by COVID-19)
  • Facial coverings / masks must cover nose and mouth at all times
  • No sharing of binoculars, spotting scopes, or other materials between groups
  • Attendees from different groups must remain at least 6 feet apart
  • Program will be limited to 10 attendees and 2 LRCC leaders, totaling a maximum of 12 people

Audience: All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Must be able to walk long distances and over uneven terrain.

Materials: Water & food for a 2 hour hiking excursion, weather appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes for hiking, and a face mask.

This Week's LRCC Presenter: 

My name is Mikey and I am excited to be your guide today! I have been an LRCC member with the Squam Lakes Association since November of 2020 and in my term here have come to really appreciate the quiet and peaceful beauty of the Squam Lakes region. I am passionate about getting people outside to connect with the environment in a meaningful and responsible manner, and I look forward to giving participants the tools to do so this summer. When I’m not leading Adventure Ecology programs, you can find me cooking new and exciting recipes, running on the trails or along the side of the road, or kayaking on Squam Lake!

SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about LRCC.


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