A new collaboration will rally support for environmental organizations
Conservation organizations in Western Pennsylvania have gained a new set of tools to engage the public. Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Colcom Foundation, Venture Outdoors will launch their “Environmental Catalyst Program,” a movement to use their portable climbing walls, kayaks, hiking trips, bike tours, and even snowshoe outings to showcase environmental efforts in the region.
These new programs will combine the social camaraderie of a Venture Outdoors outing with the inside knowledge of conservation biologists and naturalists, who can tell the natural history and human history stories of their nature preserves. Funding will also help sites develop improved infrastructure to welcome future visitors.