Leave No Trace America Offer Awards for Outstanding Contribution.

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The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in Boulder, Colorado recently honoured the extraordinary people, organisations and companies that made prominent contributions to the Leave No Trace programme in America in 2008. The designated honorees were singled out among the thousands of Leave No Trace volunteers and partners for their inspiration, leadership and innovation.

Jim Spath, a member and educator, received Leave No Trace’s Volunteer of the Year Award for his outstanding activism, service and support to the Leave No Trace programme in 2008. Four State Advocates were also chosen for their volunteer work: Dave Rasmussen of Minnesota, Debbie Dodt of Illinois, Skip Essman of Alabama and Douglas Wagoner of Indiana.

The North Face was honoured for its direct work to create Leave No Trace awareness and activism in youth. Texas State Parks and Wildlife received a partnership award for innovative programmes and services as did the High Mountain Institute. Tami Fairweather from Cascade Designs received a Recognition Award for her advocacy, and Adventure Film received the award for exceptional new partner of the year.

For outstanding pro bono services to Leave No Trace, Patton Boggs, LLC, was recognised for legal services to Leave No Trace. Also honored was Kickstand, a communications and brand firm for consultation; Box 9 Design, a design and ad firm, for the creation of a new Leave No Trace advertising campaign; and to Jack Spivak for strategic consulting.

From the Leave No Trace Board of Directors, Recognition and Service Awards were given to Amy Buckalter and Cathy Scheder this year. Bill Evans, Linda Serdiuk and Adam Forest were acknowledged for their Board service. From the staff, Alexis Ollar and Topher Marlett, 2008 Traveling Trainers, were also honoured.

Outgoing State Advocates, Blaine Boxwell of Connecticut, David Rohe of Florida, Paul Hutchinson of New Hampshire, Jill Imboden of Arkansas, and Kenny Long of Missouri were named for their years of service and volunteerism.