The recent crimes against Black Americans and the weaponization of race in our country are disturbing and disheartening. It’s time for us, as a society, to upend the systemic racism and the mistreatment of Black, Indigenous and people of color that has gone on for generations.
In the midst of a pandemic that has created an opportunity for us to rethink how we live and interact, we hope that our country will come out stronger and unified as one community. This will only happen when Americans stand for equity and respect for all people.
We stand in solidarity with the Black community and will continue our work to create equitable, safe, and inclusive outdoor spaces because we believe ALL people have the right to experience, enjoy, and feel safe in the outdoors.