Nature Must Be Accessible to All

by Priya Cook for NRPA

Priya Cook is an Alumni Engagement and Success Partner for City Kids Wilderness Project. In a post for NRPA, Priya shares that when the Washington, D.C.-based City Kids Wilderness Project participants heard the devastating news that summer programming at their beloved Broken Arrow Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, was canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the students processed and reflected on their grief for weeks. Priya writes that like those young people — in the midst of a pandemic and national racial reckoning — we all crave the healing effects of time in nature. And that now, more than ever, the benefits of breathing freely in nature must be accessible to all.

Read the original post on the NRPA website here.

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