Travel Noire published a profile on Debbie Njai, founder of Black People Who Hike, and highlighted NPF’s ParkVentures support as part of the coverage. Read an excerpt from the story, “Meet Debbie Njai: The Founder Of Black People Who Hike, Making The Great Outdoors Truly Great,” below.
“If you participate in a BPWH event, rest assured you won’t be bored, as no two hikes are the same. Last year, the Colors Hike honored the arrival of fall. The Zombie Hike was in the spirit of Halloween. There have also been events like We Kayak Too, which took place at the Big River in Washington State Park. This excursion gave participants the choice to kayak 3 or 7 miles, and everyone was provided a life vest, kayak and paddle. Free transportation was arranged for those who didn’t have the means to get to the park.
Recently, BPWH was awarded a grant of $120,000 from the National Park Foundation’s Park Ventures program. With warmer temperatures on the horizon, BPWH plans to kick it up several notches with a tour of the nation’s national parks.
‘Starting in early summer, we will be hosting events in Acadia National Park in Maine, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and Yosemite National Park in California,’ Njai said. ‘The tour will be an immersive experience featuring hiking, relevant cultural BIPOC history, and other wellness activities designed to empower, educate and reengage our community to our national parks.’”
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