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This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 7th
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 7th

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news tips and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. States Still Trying to Stick It to the Feds… The land-grab battle between […]

Why We Need Water
Mobilization and Events

Why We Need Water

Ever since we were children, we have heard of the importance of water and how much we need to drink in a day. If you’re like me, you opted for the juice box instead of the water. As we grow older though, we really should be drinking more considering our […]

Ryan Thibault – Curator of Eclectic Mountain Bike Media
Mobilization and Events

Ryan Thibault – Curator of Eclectic Mountain Bike Media

Ryan Thibault (pronounced tee-boe) is co-founder of Mountain Bike Vermont – MBVT.com – and co-author of the up and coming comprehensive guide to mountain biking in the green mountain state. With the growth of sustainable trail building and landowner cooperation, Vermont has become a destination for mountain bikers of all […]

Coolest Lizards in the World
Environment

Coolest Lizards in the World

There’s nothing much to say ‘cept lizards are some of the coolest creatures in the world. Here are the top eight lizards: Water Monitor Komodo Dragon Frilled Lizard Basiliscus Toad-Headed Agama Chameleon Horned Lizard Thorny Devil

Study Breaks and Positive Learning Environments
Outdoor Advocacy

Study Breaks and Positive Learning Environments

It seems to happen every year. I start to get into the swing of things, keeping up with my homework and going to class (nearly) everyday, and suddenly the seasons change and next thing I know, finals are blindsiding me with 12 page reports and novel-length study guides. The anxiety […]

Unsquishable Pack Foods
GTFO!

Unsquishable Pack Foods

I’m a Tupperware lover.  I hate when my sandwich doesn’t look exactly like it did when I made it, and I strategically stack lunches so that my banana doesn’t get smooshed and my cookies don’t crumble.  I’m not picky necessarily, I just don’t like when my lunchbox starts chewing my […]

Rise of the River City Challenge: Q&A with Joe Crespi
Mobilization and Events

Rise of the River City Challenge: Q&A with Joe Crespi

There’s a kayak revolution going on in Northeast Florida and if you hop in a kayak and paddle your way along the black current of the mighty St. Johns river, you are bound to find one of the sport’s biggest promoters in the region, kayak expert and outdoor extrodinaire Joe […]

Sibling Warfare (or don’t get into a canoe with your older sister)
GTFO!

Sibling Warfare (or don’t get into a canoe with your older sister)

My sister Janet– four years older – found out about this great outdoor women’s weekend sponsored by the state fish & wildlife department. Over the weekend at a state park, they put on various half-day seminars to teach the basics of skills such as fly fishing, skeet shooting, bird watching, […]

Festival for Water, June 9th
Outdoor Advocacy

Festival for Water, June 9th

What’s the most important thing to remember when you go outdoors?  A GPS?  Colorful ultra light wool socks?  A hand carved walking stick?  Useful, maybe (and a handcarved walking stick?  Talk about street cred)…but definitely not nearly as important to life in general as say…water.  Water!  The elixir of life, […]

5 Ways to Be An Outdoor Volunteer Superhero!
Mobilization and Events

5 Ways to Be An Outdoor Volunteer Superhero!

Ok, so you wanna give back or just build your resume/look good on a college application. Regardless, volunteering in the great outdoors is not only simple but it’s needed. With recent federal budget cuts that directly impact our national parks, giving freely of your time has never been more important. […]