Katie Pollack (and her pups)
Katie Pollack’s love of the great outdoors first clicked during a summer internship where she worked at an outdoor camp teaching basic survival skills and outdoor recreation skills to children with ADHD and Asperger’s. Now, when Pollack isn’t working as a Volunteer Coordinator for Future for Kids, you’ll find her climbing rocks, hiking, paddle boarding, or backpacking with her dogs on @trustyourtrail.
Principle No. 3: Trash Your Trash stands out as particularly important – and relevant – to Pollack. “I am passionate about keeping our spaces wild, natural, and clear of human debris,” she said. Pollack always packs out her trash and often the trash of others. “I do what I can to make sure my surroundings – the wildlife, the history, the flora, and the fauna – are preserved and left as is. I try to make mine and my dogs’ impact as minimal as possible.”
We asked Pollack what’s one thing she wished more people understood about Arizona’s great outdoors. Here’s what she shared. “I wish people understood the diversity of the outdoors in Arizona…from the driest of deserts to red rocks, to sacred lands, to phenomenal forests. All of which need to be protected in their own unique ways.”