The Black Men Northwoods Retreat is part of an ongoing movement to elevate the stories from the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities on public land and in the environmental conservation movement. The idea was to give this group of men and their sons an opportunity to experience the outdoors in ways they may not have been able to before.
The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) talks to Merrell Ambassador and Triple Crowner Will 'Akuna' Robinson about the importance of trail community. Throughout the month of August, CDTC and its sponsors are asking the Continental Divide Trail community to join the Pledge to conserve and protect the CDT. This initiative includes committing to support a trail community that honors, welcomes, and reflects both the faces of our country and the many different historical, cultural, and spiritual stories that have shaped the landscapes of the CDT.
Merrell is proud to welcome Latasha Dunston to the Merrell family!
Written by guest blogger, Teresa Baker, founder of The Pledge and the African American National Park Event. @teresabaker11
My journey began on a warm summer morning in early July in 1990. My folks loaded up their cedar strip canoe and shoved off the warm, sandy banks of the southern Wisconsin River with their four-week-old [apparently] secured safely in an infant life jacket and my Mom’s arms in the middle.