Statement from The Trust for Public Land on inclusion of the Outdoors for All Act amendment in the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act

February 26, 2021
WASHINGTON

“Access to the outdoors is essential for everyone, especially the 100 million Americans who don’t have a quality park within a 10-minute walk from home,” said Bill Lee, Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at The Trust for Public Land. “I’m thrilled to see that the House passed the Outdoors for All Act amendment to the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act today, and grateful to Rep. Barragan for her leadership in ensuring outdoor recreation to create healthier, more prosperous communities. Today’s action is an important step forward in ensuring the health, climate, and community benefits of parks are accessible to all.”