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Leave No Trace Training on Econfina Creek

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Note: This Activity is open only to Members of the Florida Trail Association and requires registration on the FTA website. This is a two day, one-overnight F-Troop event, hosted by FTA Staff. The activity begins at 9 am 24 January, and ends at 5 pm on 25 January.

Join FTA staff and instructor Janet Herrick for this scenic hike along the Econfina Creek. Participants will meet at Scott Rd Trailhead at 9 am Tuesday morning and begin sorting food and gear for an overnight backpacking trip and Leave No Trace Training. We will begin the actual hike at a different location than Scott Rd. We will hike about 5 miles south along the Econfina Creek to Devil's Hole, set up a base camp and continue LNT instruction. Students will overnight at a backcountry campsite Tuesday evening. The course will resume the next morning and we will hike further south to our exit point where we will shuttle the group back to the original starting location of the hike. Participants will learn all about Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, become more confident backpackers, and get instruction on responsible recreational travel through a variety of environments. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certification as a Leave No Trace Trainer and will be able to host Leave No Trace Awareness courses for others. This event is intended for hikers of all experience levels. Food will be provided by FTA Staff. If you are a member of the Florida Trail Association and wish to register, go to www.floridatrail.org and find the F-Troop site, or you can go directly to the F-Troop site, www.f-troop.org then go to the "Volunteer Project Schedule" page.