Parks improve health and fight climate change. But not all parks affect a community in the same way — and the question is: “Who’s it for?”
Outdoors-lovers have long known that nature makes us feel good. Now scientists peering into the brain are starting to explain why.
Inspired by a childhood divided between urban Oakland and a Lake County working ranch, Rue Mapp founded Outdoor Afro, an online community and organization that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through outdoor recreational activities.