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OUTREACH

 

Merrell believes in encouraging and equipping everyone to get outside. The organizations we support share our mission to increase participation in the outdoors, especially among children, and ensure that we have a natural playground in which to recreate for generations to come. Here's a short list of like minded organizations we support.

THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION

Merrell are proud to be the official partner of the UK National Parks. There are 15 members of the National Parks family in the UK and each one is looked after by its own National Park Authority.

The UK’s 15 National Parks are part of a global family of over 113,000 protected areas, covering 149 million square kilometres or 6% of the Earth’s surface. We are linked to Europe through the EUROPARC Federation – a network of European protected areas with 360 member organisations in 37 countries.

There are 10 National Parks in England, 3 in Wales and 2 in Scotland, they are: 

  • -England - Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, the South Downs and the Broads which has equivalent status to a National Park. 
  • -Wales - Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast and Snowdonia 
  • -Scotland - Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. 

www.nationalparks.gov.uk

 

THE EUROPEAN OUTDOOR CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

Merrell is one of currently 109 members of this 'not-for profit' Association, stretching from Norway to Spain and from the UK across to the Czech Republic. As a charitable organisation directly funding specific projects, the association wants to prove that the European outdoor industry is committed to putting something back into the environment, and all working together a real difference can be made. Conservation bodies which are nominated by Association members can apply for grants of up to €30,000 for specific projects - not an insignificant amount as far as conservation projects go. 
www.outdoorconservation.eu/

BRITAIN ON FOOT

Merrell is a founding member of Britain on Foot. Britain on Foot is a campaign to inspire our nation. A campaign that’ll encourage more people in Britain to get active outdoors and one that aims to support the many hundreds of local, regional and national Outdoor initiatives already in place today while in the long run, gain national recognition as a simple call to action - "It's Great Outdoors!"
www.britainonfoot.co.uk

THE UK OUTDOOR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Merrell is a proud member of The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) is the trade body for manufacturers, retailers and other organisations that provide products and services for the outdoor leisure pursuits market in the United Kingdom. The OIA is clear in its objectives moving forward and here at Merrell we agree on their importance:
  • -Supporting outreach programmes to encourage more people to enjoy the outdoors
  • -Lobbying and informing on issues pertinent to the industry in the UK and Europe
  • -Promoting careers and training in the industry
  • -Promoting and collaborating on sustainability and environmental good practice 

www.outdoorindustriesassociation.co.uk