Last year, on Halloween actually, my wife and I went into the Port Huron State Game Area to find a disaster zone of Vodka bottles and trash strewn about the ground. We couldn't believe that someone would come out into the woods, in nature, and leave this disgusting mess. So, instead of doing what everyone else had done when they saw it, we decided to pick it all up and make the area natural and wild again!
This video gives a great insight into how both myself and Autumn feel about wild places. We need to inform our children that these areas are meant to be wild! Leave No Trace should be taught in schools so that kids feel a responsibility towards the Earth instead of feeling that the Earth owes us something.
Please take these words to heart and do your best to make and keep your wild places clean and free for us all to enjoy!