“Leave It Better” And Be Like Trashsquatch
We love Brevard and Transylvania County. And we know that you do, too. That’s why we introduced our “Leave It Better” initiative several years ago. It has been the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority’s (TCTDA) most ambitious and wide-ranging effort to make a profound difference when it comes to protecting the natural resources that bring so much joy and relaxation to visitors.
The TCTDA sustainability committee, Transylvania Always, inspired by the “Leave No Trace” principles, developed the “Leave It Better” campaign. Each year, millions of pounds of garbage are left behind in America’s forests, streams and rivers as visitors enjoy public lands. The “Leave It Better” initiative is designed to educate and encourage people to take responsibility for protecting and preserving these fragile natural assets. Transylvania County is over 50% public land, and is home to Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Headwaters State Forest, and Gorges State Park. With the Transylvania Always “Leave It Better” campaign, the TCTDA hopes the public continues to help keep these public lands beautiful and accessible to everyone for years to come.
You can be a part of the “Leave It Better” campaign by leaving the environment better than you found it. It’s quite easy to do. Our six tips are easy to remember, easy to follow and easy to share!
Pick It Up
Preach What You Practice
Learn How To Leave It Better From Our Community Experts
Be on the lookout around Brevard and Transylvania County for glimpses of our forest steward promoting the “Leave It Better” campaign. You can even stop by the Visitor Center in Downtown Brevard to take a photo with a life size cutout of our 7 foot mascot! For more information on “Leave It Better” and to learn about our legendary mascot, Trashsquatch, visit here.