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Causes: Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Education

Mission: By encouraging everyone to participate in outdoor recreational activities, Venture Outdoors promotes the Pittsburgh region’s unique natural amenities, highlights it’s excellent quality of life, fosters a greater appreciation for the environment, inspires an active lifestyle and creates a shared sense of community.

Results: In 2016 Venture Outdoors served almost 70,000 people through our public programs, social enterprises, events and private group outings. Highlights from the year included: The 15th annual Venture Outdoors Festival in May where 5,000 people attended the one day outdoor recreation festival. Venture Outdoors Kayak Pittsburgh's third location, Aspinwall was started - bringing a full schedule of programs to O'Hara township.

Programs: In 2014, 152 venture outdoors volunteer trip leaders gave over 11,000 hours to help execute 701 public and private outings at 119 locations throughout southwestern pa. These outings reached 10,506 youth, adults and families, and provided them with fun, educational and social outdoor experiences.

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bennett9999

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the unique mission of Venture Outdoors, they are another reason why Pittsburgh is an amazing place to live. They are attracting visitors to the city and a lot of national attention. It's hard to picture Pittsburgh without the images of kayakers on the river, and Venture Outdoors is a driving reason behind this transformation of Pittsburgh into a place of extensive outdoor resources and and scenic beauty.