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The Nat Park Stories podcast follows one girl as she falls back in love with America through stories in the National Parks.

Join Summer as she travels in her home van to all the US National Parks over the next two years, telling the stories of the people she meets along the way.

Each month, you can access interviews from one park in the journey.

Dec 19, 2018

Do you know how long it takes a water bottle to completely decompose?
Take a guess, and then listen to this episode. 
As I was walking out of the visitor center in Denali, I saw a table with a sign about Subaru’s Zero Landfill Initiative in the parks. I’d never heard of it, so I had to stop and check it out.
In this interview, I talk with Patrice La Vigne about what the program is doing and what we can personally do to lessen our impact in the parks.
Being a big Nat Parks traveler herself, she also gives tips for how we can show up to the parks as prepared as possible.
After listening to this interview, you’ll probably want more information about Subaru's Zero Landfill initiative, you can check out at
It’s a pretty awesome program!
Let’s hear the story.
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