Preserve Chosen as Leave No Trace Hot Spot

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and its Traveling Trainer team will be at the Mad River Gorge & Nature Preserve with the Clark County Park District and the Ohio Climbers Coalition to share information on how to reduce impacts in the outdoors with the local community. The Mad River Gorge has experienced public-created impacts in past years due to excessive garbage dumping and other activities. Now that this space is open to the public, we could experience damage to the areas due to public use. We would like to reduce these impacts looking into the future of the site. The Hot Spot is one of only 16 across the country, chosen to help people learn how to enjoy the outdoors, without causing damage to the natural environment.

Events like these are key components of the Leave No Trace Hot Spot program, which engages community and brings solutions to popular natural areas around the country facing heavy recreational use and consequently, the threat of harm to trails, parks and open space areas. The Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are experts that travel throughout the country providing public education on how to effectively ‘Leave No Trace’ in a fun and interactive way for all ages.

WHAT: Leave No Trace Hotspot Events
WHEN: September 25 – October 2
WHERE: Clark County Park District

Schedule of Events:

9/26 – Leave No Trace Workshop, Davidson Interpretive Center, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Homeschool Day, Mad River Gorge, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

9/28 – Meet and Greet Event, Mother Stewart’s Brewery, 109 W North St, Springfield, 45504, 6:00 p.m.

9/29 – Night Fishing Leave No Trace Session, George Rogers Clark Park, 8:00 p.m.

9/30 – Trail Work Day, Mad River Gorge, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

10/1 – Scout Work Day, Mad River Gorge, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


About Leave No Trace
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national nonprofit organization that protects the outdoors by teaching people how to enjoy it responsibly. Their Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are mobile teams of educators that visit 48 states every year delivering Leave No Trace programs such as Hot Spots to over 15 million people. For more information, visit:

Check the Clark County Park District’s Facebook Page for details,