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Support veterans enjoying the land they defended Support veterans enjoying the land they defended

Our active-duty service members, veterans, and their families are one of our nation's most prized resources. Recognizing the enormous value in partnerships that encourage veterans and military families to enjoy public lands, the Bureau of Land Management and the Sierra Club signed an agreement to work together on programs, training, and recreational activities for veterans and military families.

This partnership will allow veterans, active-duty military, and their families to have opportunities to learn about and participate in conservation and recreation activities on public lands.



Thank Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for her efforts to connect the military community with the outdoors.

Photo by Dan Wiwczar (Sierra Club Mission Outdoors Outside Adventure Film School graduate)


Interior Secretary Jewell launches youth initiative Interior Secretary Jewell launches youth initiative

More kudos go to Secretary Sally Jewell this month for launching an ambitious agenda to connect kids and youth with the outdoors. The Interior secretary just announced a plan to get tens of millions of young people outdoors to play, learn, serve, and work.

Read the press statements from the Sierra Club and the Outdoors Alliance for Kids

Why did you become a Sierra Club outings leader? Why did you become a Sierra Club outings leader?

"I grew up in a single-parent household in an urban area where I helped my mom with my brother and my sister. After I joined the Army and I settled into my adult life routine, I wanted to give back to the community, especially to the kids who were growing up in areas like the one I grew up in. The kids are the reason I volunteer with ICO and the reason I keep coming back. Watching them hop from rock to rock, learn to swim or improve upon their swimming skills, and learn that the outdoors is fun, not scary, is lovely and fulfilling," says Sierra Club volunteer DC ICO Leader, Melaina Sharpe.

Read more about a recent Washington, D.C., ICO trip on the Billy Goat Trail and get inspired to become an outings leader!

Who says nature isn't fun? Who says nature isn't fun?

Toys"R"Us -- that's who. Last month, the popular toy store launched an ad campaign that sent kids the wrong message about nature. Watch Stephen Colbert's take (it's hilarious) and then take action!



Sign our Facebook petition to tell Toys"R"Us to take down its irresponsible ad encouraging kids to reject the outdoors!

Stacy Bare the adventurer Stacy Bare the adventurer

Sierra Club Outdoors Director Stacy Bare was just named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year! Stacy earned the recognition for his work as a veteran using the outdoors to build community among soldiers returned from war. We're stoked!

Learn more and vote for Stacy.

Share Your Story Share Your Story

Sierra Club volunteers! Do you have a story that you want to share with the world about your efforts to connect America with the outdoors?

If so, please share it here for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter.

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