Shout Outs


What does using your Outdoor Voice sound like? Look like? Feel like?

We want to give a shout out to these people who are using their Outdoor Voice. Click to watch videos, hear stories, and get inspired.

MLK Day of Service 2016

Hundreds of people around the Bay Area took MLK Day on Jan 18, 2016 not as a day “off” but a day “on” and outside. See just a bit of what happened that day.

We have all the Monday Morning Stoke you need right here: A powerful, awesome new video about high school mountain bikers giving back to the trails they love. #mtbmonday

Posted by International Mountain Bicycling Association on Monday, June 8, 2015

We built that

Every week these kids are out on the trail. So they decided to do their part to take care of the places they love. Check this out from International Mountain Bicycling Association, with love for Sonoma County Parks.

Pitch in, get dirty, build trails, make friends

800 people volunteered at 18 sites in the 9 counties for the Bay Area Ridge Trail. See pictures and sign up to volunteer.

Knowing what's out there so that we can take care of it

Bio-blitzes are a great way of getting involved in the lands you love. Check out what Marin Agricultural Land Trust and the California Academy of Sciences facilitated – 172 species of plants and animals identified! – and find yourself a way to bio-blitz.

Creating new trails

Because people got involved, a dangerous old highway becomes a safe new hiking trail on the edge of the continent. Watch and then follow San Mateo County Parks Foundation.

Using your Outdoor Voice on MLK Day

Planting trees has all kinds of benefits. Watch this about MLK Day 2016 from ABC 7 News.

Building a park in a day

Over 350 people built a park in a day in Richmond, CA and as a neighbor said, “This changes everything.” Check it out.

Loving nature as a family

Melissa Avery uses her Outdoor Voice on her blog Chasqui Mom by inviting anyone with kids to explore the outdoors. Her enthusiasm is infectious and results in more people getting involved with parks.

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