The Outdoor Equity Alliance is comprised of the Mercer County Park Commission, local land trusts, service organizations, and school officials throughout Mercer County partnering to create experiences that inform and inspire people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, and income levels to enjoy nature and the outdoors. The Coalition pays special attention to removing barriers to participation. For more information, contact Lisa Wolff or Aaron Watson.
Our activities not only encourage knowledge of and appreciation for the natural world, but also build a sense of stewardship for the environment and an understanding of the importance of preserved open space. In addition to promoting physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health, the programs and activities stimulate interest in the skills needed to develop careers in fields related to protecting the natural environment and encourage people to enjoy nature for personal and social benefit.
In fulfilling our mission “to create experiences that inform and inspire people of all ages, ethnicities, and income levels to enjoy nature and the outdoors,” there will be a greater return on the public’s investment in preserved open space, parks, and trails by increasing the number of and diversity of beneficiaries and the number of supporters and advocates.