Ready, Set, Hike!

k clinton
24 Jun , 2021
Welcome to Positively Pooka a new blog series where we spotlight people and projects that are having a positive impact on our communities. 

Many of our Pookalitas are lovers of nature and may take a hike from now and then. But are you ready to connect with other hikers near you? Then Outdoor Afro is perfect solution.

Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. 

 

Not only focused around hiking, Outdoor Afro's mission is comprised of three things. 

  • Connecting Black People to the Outdoors - Ensuring Black people have access, representation, meaningful participation, and quality nature-based experiences.

  • Reimagining Blackness in the Outdoors - Uncovering and amplifying the historical and ongoing contributions of Black people in the outdoors.

  • Protecting the Outdoors - Protecting and enhancing our lands, wildlife, and waterways for long term sustainability.

Set up as a non-profit with now more than 100 leaders in 56 cities around the country, they connect thousands of people to nature experiences, who are changing the face of conservation. 

If you want to join just go onto their website and put in your state. From there you will be able to see all of the local leaders and their upcoming activities. 

I saw everything from whitewater rafting to bird watching. So much fun! In 2020, Outdoor Afro was even chosen to be highlighted and visited by Oprah on her 2020 Vision Tour. Check out details here.

If you are already a naturista and want to volunteer even further you can sign up to become a local leader in your area. Don't worry they will train you. 

Learn more about Outdoor Afro on their website, Instagram, or Facebook

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