Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Leave No Trace Song

For those of you who wanted a musical way to remember (or teach) the LNT principles, here you go. I learned it from a friend when I was teaching environmental education, so I'm afraid I can't give you the proper credit. For more serious information, go to the LNT website at

(to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Sack, sack your trash
Put it in a bag
Pack it our upon your back
'Cause leaving it's a drag

Sniff, sniff, sniff the flowers
Leave them where they grow
Endangered plants you pick today
Your kids may never know

Camp, camp far away
From the fragile shore
And when you do you'll save the lake
It's clean water we're working for

Cook, cook, cook your food
On a backpack stove
Save the snags and save the trees
'Cause wilderness is gold

Dig, dig, dig a hole
About 3 inches down
When nature calls, bury your waste
And leave it underground

Wash, wash, wash with no soap
Hot water works just fine
Rise 100 feet from streams
It's your water and it's mine

Leave, leave, leave no trace
With your camping gear
'Cause no one, no one in the woods
Wants to see you've been here

Think, plan, and be aware
In nature's fragile place
In wilderness we're visitors
Protect this unspoiled space.

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