Release: Congress Acts to Protect Access to Parks for Kids and Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Contact:   April Thomas, 206.321.3850, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Congress Acts to Protect Access to Parks for Kids and Families Legislation encourages fourth graders to visit national parks and public lands Washington, D.C.– Today, the Every Kid Outdoors Act passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee with unanimous, bipartisan approval. [...]

RELEASE: MILITARY KIDS DELIVER POSTCARDS FROM 4th GRADERS TO SECRETARY ZINKE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2018 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Military Kids Deliver Postcards from 4th Graders to Secretary Ryan Zinke Washington, DC -- Today, 8 military kids and their families delivered postcards from over 1,000 fourth-graders across the nation to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Many of the postcards were hand-signed by [...]

RELEASE: National Park Trust, Wilderness Inquiry join leadership of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 26, 2018 Contact: Brenna Muller, 202-548-4581, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org National Park Trust, Wilderness Inquiry join leadership of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids Washington, DC– The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) announced the addition of Grace Lee of National Park Trust and Meg Krueger of Wilderness Inquiry to OAK’s steering committee. The addition [...]

RELEASE: CONGRESS ACTS TO PROTECT ACCESS TO PARKS AND EXPAND CAREER PATHWAY PROGRAMS FOR KIDS AND YOUTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, april.thomas@sierraclub.org Congress Acts to Protect Access to Parks and Expand Career Pathway Programs for Kids and Youth Legislation encourages fourth graders to visit national parks and public lands; older youth and veterans to find employment opportunities in conservation Washington, D.C.– Today, the Every Kid Outdoors [...]

RELEASE: After Public Response Interior Department Reverses Course on National Parks Entrance Fee Increases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2018 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld, 202-548-6584; contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org After Public Response Interior Department Reverses Course on National Parks Entrance Fee Increases Victory for Kids and Families Everywhere Washington, DC -- News reports indicate that the Department of the Interior will withdraw plans to increase fees for visitors to U.S. national parks. Secretary [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

RELEASE: The Every Kid in a Park Program Turns Three

For Immediate Release September 6, 2017 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld, 202-548-6584; contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org   The Every Kid in a Park Program Turns Three 4th graders encouraged to get outdoors; legislation introduced to make program permanent Washington, D.C.--The third year of the Every Kid in a Park program kicks off this month with the launch of the 2017-18 [...]