[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 parks [...]

RELEASE: Park and Conservation Organizations Applaud DOI’s $16 Million in Funding for Local Parks and Recreation in Disadvantaged Urban Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Tuesday, August 10, 2021Contact: Ian Brickey (202) 675-6270 or ian.brickey@sierraclub.org Today, the National Park Service announced its fourth round of Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) awardees which will distribute $16 million in funding for parks projects across 19 communities throughout the country. The ORLP, funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, was [...]

Every Kid in a Park Youth Blog Series: Post #8 Tigran

Every Kid in a Park – Youth Blog Series, Post #8 Interview with Tigran, Buddy Bison Student Ambassador Meet Tigran, a twelve year old* from California. Tigran serves as a Buddy Bison Student Ambassador through the National Park Trust and is a true advocate for getting other kids in the outdoors! His incredible involvement has [...]

Fourth Graders Float into OAK Week 2017

Seventy fourth graders from D.C. public schools were able to take Voyageur canoes along the Potomac River and learn about the watershed thanks to a special Canoemobile event in Washington, D.C. with OAK, Wilderness Inquiry, National Park Trust, The North Face, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service kicking off OAK Week 2017.

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 [...]

EVERY KID IN A PARK: YOUTH BLOG SERIES POST #5 Nicole

Every Kid in a Park – Youth Blog Series, Post #5 Interview with Nicole, incoming 4th grader and Every Kid in a Park pass recipient Nicole is an incoming 4th grader at Harmony Hills Elementary School in Montgomery County, Maryland. Interviewer, Isabel Argoti, introduced Nicole and her family to the Every Kid in a Park [...]

Every Kid in a Park: Youth Blog Series: Post #4 Natalia (Bilingual)

Every Kid in a Park – Youth Blog Series, Post #4 Interview with Natalia A., former Every Kid in a Park pass user, in English and Spanish Natalia A. just finished 5th grade at Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School in Maryland. She participated in the Every Kid in a Program in its first year and was [...]

Every Kid in a Park – Youth Blog Series: Post #1

July 14, 2017   Every Kid in a Park - Youth Blog Series, Post #1 Guest blog post by Ben T., rising 4th grader, Arlington, VA Ben T. is a rising 4th grader at Ashlawn Elementary in Arlington, Virginia. This is the first in a series of blogs highlighting students who have used, or gearing [...]

Boston Fourth Graders Receive Passes to Visit Public Lands and Waters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 23, 2017 Contact:   Grace Lee, 301-706-3407, grace@parktrust.org   Liza Stearns, 617-201-7217, liza_stearns@nps.gov Brenna Muller, 202-630-1864, brenna.muller@sierraclub.org   Boston Fourth Graders Receive Passes to Visit Public Lands and Waters Every Kid in a Park Event at Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area connects children with nature [Boston, MA] - Today, [...]

CHICAGO FOURTH GRADERS RECEIVE PASSES TO VISIT PUBLIC LANDS AND WATERS

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 6, 2017 Contact: Grace Lee, 301-706-3407, grace@parktrust.org; Kim Swift, 219-395-1622, kimberly_swift@nps.gov; Brenna Muller, 202-630-1864, brenna.muller@sierraclub.org Chicago Fourth Graders Receive Passes to Visit Public Lands and Waters Every Kid in a Park Event at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore connects children with nature [Chicago] - Today, partners came together to ensure [...]