Leave No Trace
BCH of North
Georgia has taken an active role in spreading the word
about "Leave No Trace." We hope to raise public
awareness and the ethics of forest users in the
Chattahoochee NF by holding Awareness Workshops and
"Train the Trainers" classes. It is important to
emphasize how one person's behavior can have a profound
affect on the recreational experiences of others, as
well as the condition and appearance of our forest.
In May 2009, President Melinda Towe and Secretary Susan
Shedd flew to Montana for a LNT Master Educators (Stock)
Class. Completion of this class has enabled them to
train others to teach LNT Awareness Workshops.
Our 1st "Train the Trainers" class was held in November
2009. We were privileged to have Robert (Bob) Wagner,
BCHA LNT Program Manager here to help kick off our LNT
If you are a member of an organization, school or club
that would like to have us present a "Train the
Trainers" class or "Awareness Workshop," please contact
us. We appreciate the opportunity to spread the word.
Our Awareness Workshops can be as short as an hour or so
and "Train the Trainers" classes are two day classes
that involve an overnight camping excursion. We plan to
offer the Awareness Workshops for children for free.
Kids will come away with a certificate of completion, a
t shirt and other LNT material, but especially the
knowledge and a new understanding about the importance
of minimizing their impact on their environment.