St. Louis Public Radio highlights how NPF’s ParkVentures program is supporting Black People Who Hike. Read an excerpt from the story, “Black People Who Hike receives $120k grant to take Black St. Louisans to national parks,” below.
“Black People Who Hike, a St. Louis-area outdoors group, is trying to help bring more African Americans to the nation’s parks with a five-city national park tour across the country.
The group received a $120,000 ParkVentures grant from the National Park Foundation. The philanthropic arm of the National Park Service wants to pay the way for people of color to experience some of the 423 park sites that historically did not include Black people.
According to National Park Service data, only 6% of all national park visitors are Black people. The National Park Foundation aims to help increase that with its grants. The St. Louis group is one of over 40 nationwide to receive funding.”
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