The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps: The Future for Public Lands

guest blog by Brandon Nguyen, Sierra Club intern, Summer 2016 Earlier this summer, the First Family visited Yosemite National Park to celebrate Father’s Day and the 100th anniversary of the National Park System in the great outdoors. Standing in a picturesque scene, with the natural legacy of Half-Dome towering several thousand feet overhead, President Obama [...]

RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids, Forest Service Partner to Get Children and Youth Outside

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2015 Contact: Virginia Cramer, 804-519-8449, Virginia.Cramer@sierraclub.org Forest Service Press Office, 202-205-1134, pressoffice@fs.fed.us Outdoors Alliance for Kids, Forest Service Partner to Get Children and Youth Outside WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) joined Forest Service Chief Thomas L. Tidwell to announce a new partnership to increase [...]

RELEASE: OAK Praises Secretary Jewell’s initiative to get youth outdoors in 50 cities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2015 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld; jackie.ostfeld@sierraclub.org; 202-548-6584 OAK Praises Secretary Jewell’s initiative to get youth outdoors in 50 cities Washington, DC –Today, in New York City Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a commitment from American Express that will support a new initiative with YMCA of the USA to connect young people [...]

Time to Create an ECHO Across America: Every Child Healthy Outdoors

guest blog by Sierra Club Nearby Nature Director and OAK Chair Jackie Ostfeld originally published in the Huffington Post The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just released the 2014 State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, and it's bleak. The state by state analysis is a stark reminder that most kids in America are not [...]

RELEASE: White House Honors “Champions of Change” for connecting youth with the outdoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2014 Contacts: Jackie Ostfeld, Sierra Club – 202-821-8877; jackie.ostfeld@sierraclub.org; Paul Sanford, The Wilderness Society - 202-429-2616; paul_sanford@tws.org White House Honors “Champions of Change” for connecting youth with the outdoors Several OAK members to receive award Washington, DC -- Tomorrow, fourteen Champions of Change will be honored at the White House for their efforts [...]

RELEASE: The Public Lands Service Coalition joins steering committee of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2014 Contacts: Jackie Ostfeld; 202-548-6584; Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org; Joe Gersen; 202-737-6272; jgersen@corpsnetwork.org The Public Lands Service Coalition joins steering committee of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids Washington, DC– The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) today announced that The Corps Network’s Public Lands Service Coalition has joined the national partnership to connect children, youth [...]

RELEASE: Members of Outdoors Alliance for Kids Applaud Secretary Sally Jewell for Announcement on Youth and the Outdoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2014 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld, 202-548-6584, Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org Members of Outdoors Alliance for Kids Applaud Secretary Sally Jewell for Announcement on Youth and the Outdoors Washington, DC – This morning, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. and the US Department of Agriculture to announce a major private sector investment of [...]

RELEASE: Interior Secretary Jewell Ramps Up Efforts to Connect Youth with the Outdoors

Contacts: Jackie Ostfeld, 202-821-8877, Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org Paul Sanford, 202-429-2615, paul_sanford@tws.org Interior Secretary Jewell Ramps Up Efforts to Connect Youth with the Outdoors WASHINGTON, DC --Today, at the National Press Club, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell laid out her conservation agenda for the next four years. As part of that agenda, Secretary Jewell stressed the importance [...]