Leave No Trace: The Prime Directive
Leave No Trace is arguably our most cherished principle. This means that we must leave the site in better condition than we found it, showing absolutely no evidence of our having been there. Each participant must remove all items they brought with them – including their trash – when they leave the site.
Lakes of Fire MOOP Warriors employ the 7 principles of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, as follows:
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors
The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. This copyrighted information has been reprinted with permission from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: www.LNT.org
We also ask that each participant helps clean the full site by picking up any Matter Out Of Place (M.O.O.P.) that they encounter during the event. Smokers, bring a portable ashtray so you don’t have to drop your butts on the ground. Please bring trash bags and other waste receptacles to take your trash and recycling home with you. It’s everyone’s job to Leave No Trace.
Lakes of Fire can always use more MOOP Warriors for LNT Tent shifts, MOOP Loop parades, and Restoration Ninjas. Volunteer online by visiting our Key Dates and Registration Form page and going to the volunteer link.
You can download the full MOOP Warriors guide to LNT here: