It’s Your Backyard: On the Doorstep of Paradise

National parks and public lands ambassadors Audrey and Frank Peterman and Daniel White (The Blackalachian) joined us as guest speakers for a special “It’s Your Backyard” community event at the Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center on April 6.

A young leader in outdoor recreation, Daniel through-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017 and biked the route of the Underground Railroad (from Alabama to Canada) in 2018. He led off the day with a presentation about his explorations, highlighting the importance of representation of black people in history and outdoor recreation. Read more