Episode 71: DIY – Advocating for Parks Near and Far

Camping with the National Parks Conservation Association

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A beginner’s guide of sorts to advocating for land we can all love and enjoy. This week, we’re back camping with Amanda Machado, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), and 13 women who are passionate about learning to champion public land.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

– Camper Amy Wong’s story of love of the outdoors and public land starting in her own backyard
– Why public lands matter to the women attending a campout with the NPCA
– The unique relationship women of color have with parks
– How to make the outdoors more accessible to all people
– How the outdoor industry is gradually changing and the importance of brands getting behind issues of accessibility to public land
– Steps the NPCA recommends to get started with advocacy for public land
– The impact sharing the outdoors with people you love has on your life and public land
– A summary of tangible action steps for getting involved

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Featuring: 

Amanda Machado (learn more at brownenvironmentalist.org); Laura Torres, Megan Hernbroth, Amy Wong, Araceli Hernandez, Briget Underwood, Christine Mariano, Grace Rougier, Jenifer Méndez, Jenny  Lopez, Nanci Torres-Poblano, Maricela Rosales, Miyuki Gomez, Michelle Magalong, Rebeca Contreras, and Sally Garcia.

Hosted by Gale Straub 

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NPCA “Empowher” Campout

The whole crew
They made it to the beach on the second day. This is Araceli Hernandez.
Jenny Lopez (L) and Sally Garcia
Rebeca Contrerez
Amy Wong at Leo Carrillo State Park
Araceli Hernandez, Maricela Rosales

Links/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

National Parks Conservation Association: Website

NPCA Advocacy

Amanda Machado: Portfolio

Brown Environmentalist

She Explores Episode 19: Finding Your Voice to Speak for Public Land

Brown People Camping

Latino Outdoors

Melanin Basecamp

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