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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace Principles

We strive to be good stewards of the natural world and protect The Pascagoula Watershed. We want to complete our trip knowing that we left the area better than we found it.


The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard. They also apply to almost every recreational activity.


The Leave No Trace Seven Principles are:

1. Plan ahead and prepare.

2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces.

3. Dispose of waste properly.

4. Leave what you find.

5. Minimize campfire impacts

6. Respect wildlife.

7. Be considerate of other visitors.

“Learned that secret from the river; there is no such thing as time. The river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere. The present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.”
- Hermann Hesse
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