Natasha Blakely


Press Releases


MEMO: House EXPLORE Act has Great Potential for Outdoor Accessibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Access to nature is a right, but too many barriers currently stand in the way between the outdoors and historically underserved communities. Those include cost, transportation,…

Sierra Club: Youth Deserve a Bigger Role in Climate Discussions

Dubai, UAE – The theme for Friday, December 8, at COP28 is “Youth, children, education and skills,” which is also the day the youth climate dialogue will be held. This year, U.S. President Joe Biden…

U.S. Rep. Nannette Diaz Barragán Leads Rally in Support of Outdoors For All Act

Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.-44) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) co-hosted a press conference today on the steps of the Capitol Building to highlight the strong…

Recently Introduced EXPLORE Act Creates New Opportunities for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday Reps. Bruce Westerman and Raul Grijalva introduced the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act, a House Outdoor Recreation package that…

Recently Introduced EXPLORE Act Addresses Key Outdoor Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday Reps. Bruce Westerman and Raul Grijalva introduced the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act, a House Outdoor Recreation package that…

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cross-Country Veteran Listening Sessions Launch, Starting in Georgia

AUGUSTA, GA – Sierra Club Military Outdoors (SCMO) is launching a listening session series in concert with an online survey to create an opportunity for veterans and active-duty servicemembers to…

OAK Celebrates Creation of American Climate Corps

WASHINGTON, DC –- The White House announced today the creation of the American Climate Corps, a new program offering young people the workforce training and services needed for careers in the clean…

Forest Service Grants $1 Billion to Nearly 400 Forest Projects Across Nation

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Forest Service announced on Thursday the grantees of its Urban and Community Forestry Program. The Biden administration had earmarked over $1 billion for the program,…

Sierra Club Statement on White House Announcement on Measurement Monitoring Reporting and Verification Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Biden Administration pledged significant funding for the Measurement Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MMRV) of greenhouse gas emissions for agriculture and…

Outdoors Alliance for Kids Celebrates Leadership with 2023 Annual Awards

The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) annual awards were delivered last week during OAK’s annual advocacy week in D.C. Established in 2016, they are bestowed yearly on OAK members and decision-makers…