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RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids 2018 Award Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2018 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850,  contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids 2018 Award Winners Announced Washington, D.C. — Today, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) announced the recipients of the 2018 “OAK Awards.” Awards were offered to a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers including Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Mazie [...]

RELEASE: Senate Committee Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Get Children Outdoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, april.thomas@sierraclub.org Senate Committee Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Get Children Outdoors Washington, DC -- Today, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle came together to pass the Every Kid Outdoors Act, to help get our kids outdoors. The bill, introduced by Senators Martin [...]

Release: House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Get Children Outdoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, april.thomas@sierraclub.org House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Get Children Outdoors Washington, DC -- Today, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle came together to pass the Every Kid Outdoors Act, to help get our kids outdoors. The bill, introduced by Representatives Niki Tsongas (D-MA-03), [...]

OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS LAUNCHES AFFILIATE PARTNERSHIP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2018 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Washington, D.C., -- The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) announced today that it will be launching an affiliate partnership with OAK members California Outdoor Engagement Coalition and the Seattle Every Kid in a Park Collaborative. The OAK affiliate partnership will help to connect state [...]

DETROIT KIDS NEED THE OUTDOORS

guest post by Mark Naida - originally appeared in The Detroit News. This story features Detroit Outdoors, a collaborative effort supported by Detroit Parks and Rec, The Kresge Foundation, and OAK members Sierra Club, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, and REI. Living in an urban environment, Detroiters often don't get the same opportunities to enjoy the outdoors [...]

Outdoors Alliance for Kids Welcomes 100th Member Organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2018 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, april.thomas@sierraclub.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids Welcomes 100th Member Organization Washington, D.C., -- The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) reached its 100-member milestone with the addition of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino Environmental & Conservation Leaders, who joined the alliance in August, 2018. OAK is [...]

It’s Fresh Air Fitness Month!

Guest blog post by Marla Hollander, American Heart Association What could be better than taking a Walk in Nature with your kids? Thinking back on my childhood, my experience with nature as a kid was confined to the suburban neighborhood I grew up in including the neighborhood park, Grover’s Mill pond (yes, the infamous “War [...]

RELEASE: After Public Outcry, Department of the Interior Expected to Continue Program for Kids in National Parks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2018 Contact:  Ginny Cramer, 804-519-8449, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org After Public Outcry, Department of the Interior Expected to Continue Program for Kids in National Parks Washington, D.C.– Today, the Department of the Interior is expected to announce that despite news reports that the program was in danger of being cancelled, it will continue [...]

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 [...]