Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Grants for marginalized communities: In Solidarity Project, the organization that oversees the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge, has announced a grant program to support underrepresented and underserved people in the outdoors.

Virtual Tour de France: A digital substitute for the event, which was cancelled this year, may draw huge crowds. [Outside Online]

Trouble for the rafting industry: The pandemic has hit the commercial river rafting industry particularly hard. [Santa Fe New Mexican]

Everyday heroes: A family in Wisconsin rescued a bear that had gotten its head stuck in a plastic jar. [NDTV]

L.L.Bean opens new stores: The brand has announced that three new locations will open in Canada this year.

Woman hospitalized by bison: A 72-year-old woman was gored by a bison in Yellowstone after getting too close. [NBC]

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