Leave No Trace

From Okaloosa County tree lines to shorelines, we hope you join us in our County-wide LEAVE NO TRACE efforts. We must act to preserve the pristine beauty of our environment and respect the property of our friends, neighbors, communities, wildlife, and marine life. The natural wonders along our pristine beaches, parks, woodlands, lakes, rivers, even our roadways deserve to be protected. Let's join together in a commitment to stay cognizant and focused on the impact we have on the environment. For the sake of preserving fond memories of our past, enjoyment of the present and for the future generations to come, here are some LEAVE NO TRACE tips for staying mindful: 

  1. Take ONLY memories - Our sand, sea oats, and other natural elements create a thriving ecosystem for wildlife and sea life that consider Okaloosa County their home.
  2. Leave ONLY footprints - Put trash in proper waste receptacles when enjoying the outdoors or remember to bring a garbage bag along to make hauling your trash back home for disposal, a little easier.
  3. Pitch in and Pitch it! - Leave your environment better than you found it. Even if you didn't toss the litter, it feels good to do more good than required. If you see trash floating around, pitch in and pitch it!
  4. Sea Turtle Nesting Season begins on May 1 each year - Lights out after dark and filling in those holes after a day of building sandcastles will help the baby sea turtles make their way safely to the surf.


Help us to spread the word by using the LEAVE NO TRACE Logo on business and event collateral, signage and digital platforms. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD and use the hashtag #LeaveNoTrace

Interested in organizing a cleanup event and unsure where to start? Unsure if the property is County, City a State roadway, US Highway or even Private Property? Reach out to Okaloosa County Permitting at 850-423-4868 or email aoverly@myokaloosa.com for logistics advice right up front.

Click each icon to find out how you can be involved in environmentally friendly events in Okaloosa County! #LeaveNoTrace


Past Clean-Up Events Our County has Been Involved in. #LeaveNoTraceOK

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