Leave No Trace for Hikers and Backpackers

Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:  Meet at the Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map. 

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) for an afternoon of interactive Leave No Trace education!  Through a series of hands-on activities you will learn the seven principles of Leave No Trace, explore ways you can reduce your impact on trails, and gain experience in the best practices of waste disposal. 

What to Bring: Face mask for indoor activities, warm clothes for outdoor activities, water, and anything you’d like to roast/toast on the campfire we’ll have at the end!

Audience: The activities will be focused on hiking and backpacking, however anyone with an interest in recreating outdoors will find many of the skills covered in this program useful. Children of reading age and older are welcome and should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Hello! My name is Kaela Wilbur and I’ll be hosting this month’s Leave No Trace program. A bit about me: I am a Lakes Region Conservation Corps member from Hanson, Massachusetts and I have a degree in Environmental Science from Rice University. Although I am not a certified LNT trainer, I have backpacked over 2500 miles using the sustainable recreation techniques I will be teaching during this course and spent the summer educating the public along the Appalachian Trail on these principles. I’m very excited to meet you as we explore the world of Leave No Trace together!

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

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 perform 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 the program.


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