Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Anza-Borrego) and the Anza-Borrego Foundation (ABF) are excited to announce a partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Thousands of visitors from around the world enjoy California’s largest state park each year for a variety of recreational outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, star gazing, wildlife viewing, equestrian use and camping to name a few.
The Leave No Trace initiative aims to introduce new and returning outdoor enthusiasts to the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace tailored specifically for Anza-Borrego and other desert public lands.
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In pristine areas:
“One of the main goals of the Leave No Trace initiative is to ensure that our staff and partners are not just educating visitors about the park rules, but showing visitors how they can be applied to protect the park’s resources for current and future generations,” said Acting District Superintendent Ray Lennox.
“We are thankful to the Anza-Borrego Foundation for leading this effort and for their support in working with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to adapt the Seven Principles for our park.”
The Leave No Trace initiative is designed to help provide different options around activities such as camping and campfire use, human waste disposal and regular trash to better inform visitors about how to behave in a desert environment. The goal is to communicate the park’s seven Leave No Trace Principles through various outreach efforts. Outreach efforts will include videos highlighting individual principles and other efforts.