This year's “Leave No Trace" ordinance flyer has one unique difference

This year's "Leave No Trace" flyer encourages tourists to "beach...
This year's "Leave No Trace" flyer encourages tourists to "beach responsibly" and adhere to proper COVID-19 guidelines. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: Jun. 9, 2020 at 5:40 PM CDT
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The “Leave No Trace" ordinance created several years ago was meant to keep the beaches clean, but this summer It’s taken on a new meaning.

This year‘s "Leave No Trace" brochure was revealed at Tuesday’s Bay County Tourist Development Council meeting.

As in year’s past, it includes the beach flag warning system and reminds visitors to remove personal items off the sand at night, but this year’s brochure also has an entire side devoted to COVID-19. It reminds visitors of important things like social distancing and keeping hand sanitizer with them.

“So passing out these forms and explaining the rules that we’re trying to ask people to live by, whether its social distancing or cleaning the beaches, it’s going to be very beneficial,” said Bay County commissioner Philip “Griff” Griffitts.

The brochures will be given to beach goers by beach ambassadors, but there's also talk of placing them in hotel and motel guest rooms.

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