ECO ACTIVISTS TIPS TO PRESERVE NATIONAL PARKS

From Care2 Alerts

Stay on the right paths. Get good, established trail maps from the visitor center before you embark on your trip. 


*Follow the Golden Rule for camping and hiking
: "Take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but footprints."


*Minimize your impact on your campsite. Select a site that has already been used to eliminate further expansion of the camp. And leave the campsite in as natural a state as possible. 


Wash yourself, your dishes and your clothes at least 100 feet away from rivers, streams, lakes or ponds. When using any soap to wash yourself or your dishes, use it well away from natural water sources and pour it into highly absorbent ground. That goes for tooth brushing, too. 


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