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January 16, 2024

The recently introduced House Outdoor Recreation package, Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act, co-sponsored by Reps. Bruce Westerman and Raúl Grijalva, is a bipartisan win for outdoor access. The House will engage in markups for the bill tomorrow.

December 7, 2023

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. Much of Sierra Club’s work, particularly in the Outdoors for All campaign, is targeted at addressing the role that youth can play when it comes to climate work.

November 30, 2023

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 bipartisan support for the Outdoors for All Act, which Sierra Club executive director Ben Jealous also attended.

November 30, 2023

Yesterday Reps. Bruce Westerman and Raul Grijalva introduced the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act, a House Outdoor Recreation package that includes legislation such as the Outdoors For All Act, Military Veterans in Parks Act, and also reauthorizes the Every Kid Outdoors program.

September 20, 2023

The White House announced today the creation of the American Climate Corps, which will offer young people the training and services needed for careers in the clean energy and climate resilience fields.

May 19, 2023

This year, 12 people were celebrated for their leadership and work to get more youths and families in nature, whether it was through starting outdoors clubs in their schools, organizing field trips, or working to enact important legislation.

May 4, 2023

The Transit to Trails Act promotes equitable access to parks and public lands and waters, and promotes reducing climate pollution by encouraging increased use of public transportation.

March 22, 2023

Today Reps. Raúl Grijalva and Barbara Lee and Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Cory Booker introduced the A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act, addressing environmental justice, health equity, and climate justice for underserved communities.

March 16, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2023 was introduced with bipartisan support in the Senate.

February 15, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Sens. Alex Padilla and Susan Collins reintroduced the Outdoors for All Act in Congress.

February 8, 2023

LANSING, MICHIGAN – Today, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the “Nature Awaits” program, which would grant every Michigan fourth grader a free field trip to a state park. The governor’s recent budget allocated $4 million to the program, an investment that will ensure Michigan’s children can actually take advantage of the program. 

January 26, 2023

Next week, Detroit Outdoors is hosting and facilitating a virtual panel discussion featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) athletes and advocates to share their experiences and advice about engaging in outdoor recreation. Join us for a conversation, and come with any burning questions you have about the outdoors!