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The Blackalachian

Imagine you’ve never gone camping or hiking, never spent any time in the woods, and your first time in the forest, you hike thousands of miles of the Appalachian Trail. That’s what our friend Daniel “The Blackalachian” White did! Watch his Stories Happen in Forests video about how the kindness of folks on the trail changed his life. Daniel emerged from his journey with a new mission: to get urban children of color out into the woods. To connect them with the beauty of nature maybe for the first time in their lives. We still have a long way to go towards protecting our Southern forests and making them a place that all people can enjoy.

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Dogwood is a lean but effective nonprofit that must be nimble enough to quickly respond to new threats while also being bold and strategic with its long-term vision to protect millions of acres of Southern forests. We can’t do it without the ongoing monthly support of our Forest Defenders.