Care for Lake County

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Lake County's Leave No Trace Principles

While we enjoy the natural world, Leave No Trace teaches us how to minimize our impact. As part of that work, Lovin’ Lake County is pledging to challenge others to the following principles:

  • Plan ahead and prepare – weather, terrain, regulations/restrictions, private land.
  • Travel on trails – stick to the trails to not scar the landscape, leave space, do not shout, and camp on durable surfaces or designated campsites.
  • Dispose of waste properly.
  • Leave what you find – Don’t damage trees or plants.
  • Minimize campfire impacts – use a camp stove, be aware of the time of year and terrain, and keep the fire in a fire ring to eliminate the scars on the ground.
  • Respect the wildlife.
  • Be considerate of other visitors – leave space, keep the noise down, and keep your pet leashed.
  • Keep nature natural.
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Everyone can do their part to Care for Lake County by following our Leave No Trace principles.

Take the Pledge and receive a free sticker and a mini North Shore hiking guide!

Please proctect and enjoy our natural area

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