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Post by Rebecca Kyle of James River High School Buchanan, Virginia
Leaf No Trace Craft Time
The Troutville Trail Days
celebration came at the perfect time this year.
There was a little bit of apprehension because of the weather forecast,
but the rain stayed away and it turned out to be a beautiful day.Following a long week of testing students
were able to learn about the history and importance of the Appalachian Trail in
the days leading up to the community festivities.In groups of two or three students created
posters depicting the 7 principles of Leave No Trace.Their creative works were displayed at the
Troutville town park during the trail days events and students volunteered to
help teach the principles they learned to younger children.We encouraged participants to create their
very own “Leaf” no Trace signs with images of leaf prints.Another great addition to the trail days were
the t-shirts.Middle and high school
students competed to enter the best design.First, second, and third place winners all came from James River High