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Incredible community support: In just four days, customers of Alpenglow Sports in Lake Tahoe purchased $75k in gift cards from the retailer to help keep cash flowing. (To help spread similar efforts, share our new campaign, #SaveYourLocalGearShop.)

KEEN pledges shoes for pandemic aid: The company has promised to give away 100,000 pairs of shoes to help during the crisis. So far, they've donated 75,000 pairs around the globe and expect to reach the 100,000 max within days.

Go outside, but do it safely: Health experts agree you can—and should—get outside. Just be careful about how you do it.

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Summer Olympics postponed: The games will now take place in 2021. [BBC]

The positive climate impact of coronavirus: Pollution levels have fallen as the virus has spread, adding to the complexity of the current global situation.

Overland Expo West postponed: Originally scheduled for mid-May, the expo has been delayed, with plans to proceed in late July.

SIA’s new coronavirus hub: Like OIA and others, SIA has launched a hub for collecting advice and important links to guide the outdoor industry through the pandemic.

“Stay home” applies to national parks, too: Just because national parks remain open and have waived entrance fees, that doesn’t mean it’s safe or responsible to visit. [National Geographic]

A boon for backcountry ski shops: With Colorado’s ski resorts officially closed for the season, backcountry ski rentals have gone through the roof as everyone scrambles to get some final turns in before spring. [The Colorado Sun]

SylvanSport offers campers and masks to medical workers: The North Caroline-based company recently offered state and federal agencies free campers from its line to be used as emergency shelters, incident command centers, and mobile testing sites. It also received a shipment of surplus n95 masks from its supply chain partner in China and distributed them to the community.

SylvanSport received a shipment of surplus medical masks from a supply chain partner in China, which it then distributed to medical facilities in the community. Courtesy SylvanSport.

SylvanSport received a shipment of surplus medical masks from a supply chain partner in China, which it then distributed to medical facilities in the community. Courtesy SylvanSport.

“Naked and Afraid” is the real deal: Blair Braverman’s audition for the hit Discovery Channel show turned into one of the most challenging experiences of her life. [Outside Online]

A scary accident, a cautionary tale: A bike mechanic in California was stabbed with a hypodermic needle that had been lodged inside a tire. So far, he’s fine. But the incident offers a valuable lesson in safety for bike shop workers everywhere. [Bicycle Retailer]

SEC supports oil and gas companies’ dishonesty: For the second year in a row, the SEC will allow Exxon to reject shareholder requests for honest reporting on carbon emissions. Chevron will received similar shielding. [As You Sow]

A creative way to get outside: Residents of a Dublin apartment complex put out a video that quickly went viral this weekend: community quarantine bingo.

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