Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships.  Portrun Development Association have been nominated by Roscommon Co Council to pilot the Leave no Trace initiative at Portrunny.

Members of the local community and committee members took part in a one day certified awareness course. The course was limited to 12 participants and took place in Portrunny on Saturday 07th October.

The training course aimed to engage with the local community, teach them how to promote responsible outdoor recreation awareness and to inspire responsible attitudes towards our natural environment.  The training helped our community members to gain a knowledge with regard to the best practise when using the outdoors. Our association will use this training and knowledge to ensure any future plans for Portrunny take account of the seven principles of the Leave no Trace ethos.

Portrun Development Association supports the seven principles of the Leave no Trace initiative;

  1. Plan ahead and prepareLeave No Trace
  2. Be considerate of others
  3. Respect farm animals and wildlife
  4. Travel and camp on durable ground
  5. Leave what you find
  6. Dispose of waste properly
  7. Minimise the effects of fire


More information can be found on www.leavenotraceireland.org

Photo shows Portrun Development Association and the local community with their certificates following the one day awareness course as part of the Leave no Trace initiative.