MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – As winter nears, Travel Marquette is reminding the public how to safely and respectfully use public outdoor spaces.
Travel Marquette held a presentation tonight to go over the principals of “Leave No Trace.” The goal of the session was to educate members of the public to ensure that public trails and spaces around the county are clean and enjoyable to use for all.
As snow begins to fall, it’s important to remember things like checking the weather and carrying out trash you bring with you. According to Travel Marquette following the principles of leave no trace will not only protect yourself but the trails and ecosystem as well.
“Definitely helping the environment, certainly the snow trails , the fat tire bike trails that NTN has are very fragile, so you have to be very cautious when you go out on the trail, that you are being respectful, if it slushy you don’t want to go through it because when it refreezes you are going to end up with ruts,” said Susan Estler, the CEO of Travel Marquette.
Tonight’s session was the first of a series Travel Marquette is planning to host around Marquette County to promote “Leave No Trace.”