Growing Stronger Together in 2022: Outdoors Alliance for Kids

by Jackie Ostfeld, OAK co-founder and chair As we head into winter, I am welcoming the short days and long nights as an invitation to slow down, rest, and reflect. Walking through my neighborhood park on a crisp cool day, I am filled with gratitude for my nearby parks and public lands, places I goContinue reading “Growing Stronger Together in 2022: Outdoors Alliance for Kids”

California Rep. Katie Porter Receives Outdoors Alliance for Kids Award

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Contact:Natasha Blakely, natasha.blakely@sierraclub.org; Lindsay Reilly, lindsay.reilly@mail.house.gov IRVINE, CA – Yesterday, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) recognized Rep. Katie Porter of California’s 45th district for her leadership in connecting kids to the outdoors. OAK is a partnership of over a hundred organizations, including the Sierra Club and REI, with a goal ofContinue reading “California Rep. Katie Porter Receives Outdoors Alliance for Kids Award”

RELEASE: Build Back Better is a Game-Changer for Outdoor Equity

Biden’s Plan Includes Transformational Investments in Urban Parks, Community Green Space FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 1, 2021 Contact: Ian Brickey (202) 675-6270 or ian.brickey@sierraclub.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden has unveiled the framework for the Build Back Better Act, including major investments in urban and community parks and green spaces. The package includes $100Continue reading “RELEASE: Build Back Better is a Game-Changer for Outdoor Equity”

[Re-Blog] Congresswoman Katie Porter: “After a Year Indoors, We Must Support Every Kid Outdoors”

August 25, 2021 By Congresswoman Katie Porter and Jayni Rasmussen  This blog was originally posted on SierraClub.org. Featured photo: Big Bend at Zion National Park, courtesy Cadence C. Cook, National Park Service. Representative Katie Porter, one of the authors of this blog, knows firsthand the joy of the outdoors. Growing up, her family took vacations at national parksContinue reading “[Re-Blog] Congresswoman Katie Porter: “After a Year Indoors, We Must Support Every Kid Outdoors””

Advocating in Challenging Times

This article first appeared in the May edition of Parks & Recreation Magazine We are living in strange and difficult times. At the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK), we know this international pandemic is challenging for everyone. Physical distancing and sheltering in place are particularly difficult for people who know the value of spending timeContinue reading “Advocating in Challenging Times”

RELEASE: Every Kid Outdoors Act Passes House and Senate

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Every Kid Outdoors Act Passes House and Senate Groups from the Y to the North Face Celebrate Bipartisan Public Lands Package Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Every Kid Outdoors Act (363-62) as part of the Natural Resources Management Act (S.Continue reading “RELEASE: Every Kid Outdoors Act Passes House and Senate”

RELEASE: Every Kid Outdoors Act Passes the U.S. Senate

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Every Kid Outdoors Act Passes the U.S. Senate Bill Ensures that Program to Allow Fourth Graders to Visit National Parks Will Continue Washington, D.C.– Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Every Kid Outdoors Act as part of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47). The billContinue reading “RELEASE: Every Kid Outdoors Act Passes the U.S. Senate”

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 MartinContinue reading “RELEASE: Senate Committee Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Get Children Outdoors”

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),Continue reading “Release: House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Get Children Outdoors”

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.Continue reading “Release: Congress Acts to Protect Access to Parks for Kids and Families”