The Trust for Public Land on President Biden’s Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities

January 26, 2021
WASHINGTON

“I applaud President Biden’s commitment to a whole-of-government approach to ensure equitable policies and promote opportunity across communities that have endured decades of systemic disinvestment and racist policies,” said Bill Lee, Senior VP of Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations at The Trust for Public Land. “Parks and public lands play a critical role in strengthening communities, yet parks in Black, Latino, Indigenous and Native American, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other communities of color are half the size and serve 5 times as many people per acre than in primarily white neighborhoods. We look forward to working with the Biden Administration to ensure outdoor equity for all.”