Interior Announces $150 Million for Increasing Park Access in Urban Areas – So What Does That Mean for Youth and Families?

Today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced $150 million in funding for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration's newly-released America the Beautiful initiative. Since 2014, ORLP (a program of the Land and Water Conservation Fund) funding has enabled urban communities to create new outdoor recreation spaces, reinvigorate existing parks, [...]

Fatima’s Great Outdoors

In Case You Missed It: Watch the Recording of Fatima's Great Outdoors Storytime Live Event  By: Jackie Ostfeld, OAK Co-Chair and Founder and Jayni Rasmussen, OAK Senior Campaign Representative Note: Book cover courtesy of Penguin Kids and screenshot from livestream with author Ambreen Tariq. Photo originally posted on Sierra Magazine's blog on 4/8/21. Last week, Penguin [...]

It’s Great to Be a 4th Grader

A perspective on exploring national parks with the Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) pass as a military family. By Andrew and Hannah Pike As long-time Northern Virginia (NoVA) residents, our family is fortunate to be located near a myriad of landmarks and sources of natural beauty.  A 30-minute weekend drive gets us to the National Mall [...]

RELEASE: OAK Statement on House Passage of Outdoors for All Act in Public Lands Package

“PAW+” Act Protects Public Lands, Promotes Outdoors Equity FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Friday, February 26, 2021Contact: Ian Brickey (202) 675-6270 or ian.brickey@sierraclub.org OAK Statement on Passage of Outdoors for All Act in Public Lands Package “PAW+” Act Protects Public Lands, Promotes Outdoors Equity WASHINGTON, D.C. --Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Outdoors for All [...]

Join us for OAK Week 2021!

OAK Week 2021 is February 16 - 18! Although we can't be together in DC this year, we're looking forward to connecting with OAK members, prospective members and partners over an exciting week of virtual sessions, workshops and networking events.  About OAK Week OAK Week, which includes OAK’s Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day, serves as [...]

Resources from OAK Members: Safely Engaging with Nature During COVID-19

As communities across the world work to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19 with restrictions on daily life, it's more obvious than ever that access to the outdoors, especially close-to-home outdoor recreation, is a necessity, not a nicety. Maintaining your relationship with the outdoors is undeniably difficult right now, but OAK members, supporters and partners are [...]

RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids 2019 Award Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2019 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids 2019 Award Winners Announced Washington, D.C. — Today, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) announced the recipients of the 2019 “OAK Awards.” Awards were given to a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers including Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Ron [...]