Visit 29 Palms is pleased to become a Leave No Trace Community Partner
22 Apr

Visit 29 Palms is proud to become a Leave No Trace Community Partner

Coinciding with Earth Day 2019, Visit 29 Palms is pleased to announce that it is now an official Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Community Partner, to help inspire and educate visitors on Leave No Trace skills and ethics.

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the environment by teaching people to enjoy it responsibly.

The City of 29 Palms is fortunate to be surrounded by incredible national parks, preserves, and monuments in this special part of the Mojave Desert, and visitation to these special places and public lands serve as a significant driver for the City’s tourism industry.

More than 5 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Mojave Trails National Monument, and Death Valley National Park last year alone, and with studies showing that only 1 out of 10 visitors are educated on Leave No Trace Principles, Visit 29 Palms recognizes an important opportunity to help educate visitors about responsible outdoor recreation practices through raised awareness of the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.

More information and resources about Leave No Trace skills and ethics are available at the 29 Palms Visitor Center, open daily from 8:30am – 5:30pm at 73484 29 Palms Hwy.

Leave No Trace Seven Principles:
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

© 1999 by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: www.LNT.org

Leave No Trace Social Media Guidance:

Tag thoughtfully – avoid tagging (or geotagging) specific locations. Instead, tag a general location such as a state or region, if any at all. While tagging can seem innocent, it can also lead to significant impacts to particular places.

Be mindful of what your images portray – give some thought to what your images may encourage others to do. Images that demonstrate good Leave No Trace practices and stewardship are always in style.

Give back to places you love – invest your own sweat equity into the outdoor spaces and places you care about. Learn about volunteer stewardship opportunities and get involved in the protection of our shared lands.

Encourage and inspire Leave No Trace in social media posts – given the millions of social media users in the world, think of the incredible potential that social media has to educate outdoor enthusiasts – first timers to seasoned adventurers – about enjoying our wild lands responsibly.

Learn more about the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics organization!

Learn more about the incredible national parks, preserves, and monuments surrounding 29 Palms!

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