National Parks Traveler covers the launch of NPF’s new ParkVentures program, supporting programs and activities that help people create and strengthen life-long relationships with national parks. Read an excerpt from the story, “National Park Foundation Launches Program To Advance Equity In The Outdoors,” below.
“The National Park Foundation has launched its ParkVentures initiative within the organization’s Outdoor Exploration program. ParkVentures supports programs and activities that help people create and strengthen life-long relationships with national parks, with a focus on communities that have been historically excluded from parks and may not feel a sense of belonging in the outdoors.
‘The National Park Foundation recognizes that many factors can hinder people from connecting with and being inspired by national parks,’ said Will Shafroth, the foundation's president and CEO. ‘Through our new ParkVentures program, the National Park Foundation is investing in leaders and organizations who are removing barriers and bringing people together for joy-filled and meaningful experiences outdoors.’”
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