Media Advisory: Telepresser – Bipartisan Poll Suggests Public Less Likely to Visit Parks with Higher Entry Fees

Media Advisory For: December 19, 2017 ***MEDIA ADVISORY: WEDNESDAY TELEPRESSER*** Bipartisan Poll Suggests Public Less Likely to Visit Parks with Higher Entry Fees Washington, DC— Results of a new bipartisan poll released by the Outdoors Alliance for Kids indicate broad concerns about a proposal to dramatically raise entry fees in our national parks. A majority of…

NEW YORK BILL CONNECTS CHILDREN WITH OUTDOORS

by Suparna Dutta, Sierra Club Outdoors intern New York joins the growing roster of states advancing strategies to connect children and youth with the outdoors. With a unanimous vote (63-0) lawmakers from both sides of the aisle just passed legislation to address the growing divide between children and the outdoors. State Assembly Bill A735 was…

This Holiday Season, Help Get iGen Outside

Guest blog post by Patrick Deavy, National Environmental Education Foundation. This holiday season, a family hike or quick trip to a local park could offer more than a chance to escape the hustle and bustle. A new survey conducted by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) shows signs that these family outings may also be…

Parent and two kids canoeing along the Potomac River

Fourth Graders Float into OAK Week 2017

Seventy fourth graders from D.C. public schools were able to take Voyageur canoes along the Potomac River and learn about the watershed thanks to a special Canoemobile event in Washington, D.C. with OAK, Wilderness Inquiry, National Park Trust, The North Face, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service kicking off OAK Week 2017.

RELEASE: OAK 2017 Award Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, October 27, 2017 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld, 202-548-6584, jackie.ostfeld@outdoorsallianceforkids.org OAK 2017 Award Winners Announced lawmakers from both of sides of the aisle recognized for leadership Washington, D.C. — Today, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) announced the recipients of the 2017 “OAK Awards.” A bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers including Senator…

Representative McCollum to join kids on the Potomac River

**MEDIA ADVISORY** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, October 20, 2017 Contact: Grace Lee, 301-706-3407, grace@parktrust.org Joe Spring, 612-676-9422,  joe@wildernessinquiry.org Brenna Muller, 202-630-1864, brenna.muller@sierraclub.org Representative McCollum to join kids on the Potomac River DC 4th graders receive their Every Kid in a Park passes [Washington, D.C.] – 70 fourth graders from DC public schools will be getting…