Nuggets of news you need to know today, bite by bite.
  • Non-profit outdoor alliance Maine Outdoor Brands announced that it has elected Jenny Kordick as full-time executive director. Kordick comes from The Wilderness Society in Washington, D.C. and Maine, and will officially start the week of Outdoor Retailer.
Scott and Carolyn Crook

Scott and Carolyn Crook

  • Not for the first time in Everest's history, several climbers were found to have faked their 2019 summit of the prominent peak. Vikas Rana, Shobha Banwala, and Ankush Kasana claimed to have summited on May 26 when no other climbers were on the peak due to high winds. 
  • Seattle-based retailer evo announced that they will be developing Campus SLC—a project "comprised of 'like-passioned' businesses with a similar ethos" to that of evo, said head of hospitality, Tommy Trause. The community will be located in Salt Lake City's Granary district and is set to open fall 2020. 
evo Campus SLC

Campus SLC located in the Granary district of Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban single-use plastics by 2021, along with implementing other unspecified tactics to reduce plastic pollution.
  • The Nature Conservancy named former Obama Interior Secretary Sally Jewell as interim CEO in wake of a sexual harassment and workplace misconduct investigation. 
  • As an attempt to encourage more women to join the world of filmmaking, The North Face created the Move Mountains Filmmakers Grant. "We’re looking for film projects that capture exploration in its most authentic sense. Exploration is more than just outdoor adventures – it’s personal. It’s a mindset and creative expression. It’s a spirit that lives within everyone. We want to celebrate those stories of exploration, whether that’s examining what makes art important or discovering the backcountry of the Rocky Mountains. We want to hear from women filmmakers who want share their unique expression of the explorer’s mindset," says the grant's page. 
  • According to a recent study released by WWF, humans are ingesting an enormous amount of microplastics—equivalent to eating a credit card every week. Water purification leader Bluewater has called for the world's governments to take action against plastic pollution.
  • Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Monday in a short interview with The Colorado Independent that he’s "not worried about climate change posing an imminent threat to national parks, nor to the outdoor recreation industry," despite concerns about rising temperatures and decreasing precipitation.
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Vice President Pence and wife will visit Yellowstone National Park to talk infrastructure needs.

  • Rock/Creek won The North Face's first national award for specialty retailer of the year and donated the $3,000 prize money to the development of a park on Mountain Creek Road in Chattanooga. 
  • Vice President Mike Pence and the Second Lady will visit Yellowstone National Park to talk National Park infrastructure support from the Trump administration. 

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