California Rep. Katie Porter Receives Outdoors Alliance for Kids Award

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Contact:Natasha Blakely,; Lindsay Reilly, 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 of [...]

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

Biden’s Plan Includes Transformational Investments in Urban Parks, Community Green SpaceFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 1, 2021 Contact: Ian Brickey (202) 675-6270 or 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 $100 million [...]

[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 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 [...]

NYC 4th graders get free passes to visit public lands and waters

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Contact:   Grace Lee, 301-706-3407,; Brenna Muller, 202-630- 1864,   NYC 4th graders get free passes to visit public lands and waters [New York City] - Today, partners came together to ensure kids across America can experience our national parks and public lands. The National Park [...]

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 [...]


  July 15, 2016   For Immediate Release Contact: Brenna Muller, 202-548-4581, Outdoors Alliance to Kids receives support from Co-Founder, REI Washington, DC - The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) is honored to receive support from one of its founding steering committee members, REI. With a generous grant of $30,000, REI is ensuring OAK [...]


National Park Trust, Outdoors Alliance for Kids Receive The North Face 2016  Explore Fund Grants   NPT’s Buddy Bison Program funded to increase access to the outdoors for youth in 5 urban cities. Washington, D.C.  – June 30, 2016 – In this Centennial year of the National Park Service, National Park Trust is pleased to [...]

Young Girls Learn about Gender Justice and Environmental Stewardship

guest blog post by A. Tianna Scozzaro, Director, Sierra Club's Global Population & Environment Program “We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends” – Mary McLeod Bethune A powerful civil rights activist and educator, Mary [...]

RELEASE: Every Kid in a Park Spring Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2016 Contact: Virginia Cramer, 804-519-8449, Every Kid in a Park Spring Tour Outdoors Alliance for Kids to get 1000s of fourth graders outdoors this spring Washington, DC - Today, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids announced its Spring Every Kid in a Park program lineup. OAK members will host a [...]

Give me an O. A. K.

guest blog by Jackie Ostfeld, Sierra Club's Nearby Nature Director and OAK Chair, and Brenna Muller, Sierra Club's Trails and OAK Program Manager Give me an O. Give me an A. Give me a K. What’s that spell? “OAK” cheered 100s of fourth graders at Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC, on Tuesday during an [...]