• Trust For Public Land

    We Believe Everyone Should Have Access to the Outdoors We create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. The outdoors are essential to our well-being, but unfortunately, access to green spaces isn’t equal. Millions of people in the U.S. don’t have a quality park close to home. What’s more, …

  • Our Commitment to Breaking Down Barriers Caused by Racial Inequality

    BestStart Washington is committed to ensuring that all children and youth in Washington state  have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. We recognize that entrenched structural racism is an unacceptable barrier to child health and potential. In our pediatric practices, we see first-hand the negative health outcomes that arise from racism including increased infant …

  • Family Adventure in the Cascades

    The Cascade Mountain Range extends from British Columbia all the way to California with miles of hiking, snow-shoeing, skiing and cross-country skiing trails. The Washington Cascades are just a few hours from Seattle and offer countless opportunities for outdoor adventures with some of the best camping, backpacking and mountain climbing available.  North Cascades Central Cascades  …

  • North Cascades Institute

    CONNECTING PEOPLE, NATURE AND COMMUNITY THROUGH EDUCATION SINCE 1986 North Cascades Institute inspires and empowers environmental stewardship for all through transformative educational experiences in nature Since 1986, we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. Our goal …

  • Outdoor Childhood Puget Sound

    A facebook group for moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and educators in the Puget Sound region who are interested in helping kids live a healthier and happier childhood by spending more time outdoors. We share tips, events, interesting articles and ideas for how to get our kids playing outdoors and connected to nature. In this digital …

  • Fay Bainbridge Park

    Families Together in Nature

    More Green, Less Screen: Let’s Put Nature Back in the Family Calendar! From exploring local parks to hiking, paddling and even camping adventures, Families Together in Nature Groups make it easy and fun for families to enjoy healthy outdoor activities together. Groups are self-organized and self-directed. You don’t have to be an expert naturalist, or …

  • OutGrown

    From the OutGrown Mission Statement: OutGrown is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the ‘baby nature gap.’ We are committed to empowering families with young children to explore and embrace the outdoors. By facilitating accessible and inclusive outdoor experiences, we aim to ensure that the physical and mental benefits of growing up in nature …

  • The Children and Nature Network

    The Children & Nature Network is leading the movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership. From their mission statement: We believe that the well-being of children and the wild places we love are inextricably linked. And while …