We did it again, this time with a challenge…

By Alisha Pye, Los Angeles Outdoor Afro Leader So we went hiking above the Mountain Gate Country Club again, but this time we decided to mix it up a bit. So we decided to go off the fire trail and hike the hills. This was a great hike although we had fewer people we had…

Winter Trails Day Was a Blast!

I am still tickled from our time this past weekend in the California Sierras as eleven Northern California Outdoor Afros participated in the annual Winter Trails Day by REI, coordinated by Outdoor Afro leader Rahman Batin and hosted by the co-op’s Sacramento market. This was a cross-promoted MeetUp of Outdoor Afro, designed to help people…

California Conservation Corps Youth Talk About Why They Enjoy Working in Nature

Terry Johnson and Leonard Patton are California Conservation Corps members who are employed to do salmon habitat restoration, respond to emergencies, construct trails in state and national parks, and do various other ecological restoration projects. They each share a few impressions about diversifying the conservation movement after reading an interview of Outdoor Afro founder Rue…

Outdoor Afro Celebrates its Youth Leadership!

By special invitation, the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and Coastal Stewards participated in Estuary Education Day at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. on September 27, 2012 in celebration of National Estuaries Day and the 25th Anniversary of the National Estuary Program. Pictured left to right, U.S. EPA Director of Oceans and…

Beach Funday – Outdoor Afro LA Rocks It!

Check out this post and photos from Outdoor Afro Leader Alisha Pye!   Outdoor Afro LA decided to have an end of summer beach “funday”. So we gathered food, folks, kites, umbrellas, kids, music and we took over the sand. We laid out, soaking up the sun, frolicked in the waves, taking in the ocean…

A Wonderful Week with the Maryland Coastal Bays

Just got back from a terrific stay in Maryland, specifically in the DelMarVa region, presenting at the second annual, Get Out! Get Green! Get Paid! Conference to encourage local youth to consider careers related to the Great Outdoors! I had the good fortune to work with the dedicated Carrie Samis, who directs the program, and…