Washington Trails Association
Trails for everyone, forever
WTA is committed to supporting our community partners by amplifying their voices, highlighting their work and listening and learning. We encourage you to learn more about our community partners that are doing powerful work to make outdoor spaces more welcoming and accessible to historically marginalized communities, and to consider supporting their work directly:
Outdoor Afro: The nation’s leading, cutting-edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. Outdoor Afro is a national nonprofit organization with leadership networks around the country, committed to connecting Black people with nature and changing the face of leadership in the outdoors. Please consider supporting them here.
GirlTrek: A pioneer health movement for African-American women and girls grounded in civil-rights history and principles through walking campaigns, community leadership and health advocacy. Please consider supporting them here.
Latino Outdoors: Inspires, connects and engages Latino communities in the outdoors and embraces cultura y familia as part of the outdoor narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented. Please consider supporting them here.
Outdoor Asian: Organization of hikers working to create a diverse and inclusive community of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the outdoors through locally-based trips, outings and workshops; sharing stories and histories; and by linking Asian and Pacific Islander leaders to the outdoor recreation and environmental sectors. Please consider supporting them here.
Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) : Cultivates the power of diverse young women* to be creative leaders and courageous changemakers through transformative programs within a collaborative community of belonging. They envision a society rooted in social justice, where all young women live their truth, achieve their dreams and change our world. Please consider supporting them here.
*those who identify as women or girls or were assigned female at birth