Martin LeBlanc

The Senior Vice-President External Affairs with IslandWood Mr LeBlanc has successfully engaged in the political process, working at both the local, state and federal level, all the way to The White House, in creating new opportunities to connect children to nature.

A founding Board Member of the Children in Nature Network and a former National Youth Outings Director at the Sierra Club (America’s largest and most influential environmental organisation) Mr Le Blanc is also Vice-President emeritus of the Children and Nature Network and a senior advisor to the Children and Nature Network's 'Natural Leaders' initiative that combines community organising and outdoor leadership certifications that empower the next generation.

In his role with the Sierra Club Mr LeBlanc introduced over 200,000 youth to the outdoors and established non-traditional alliances with military, educational, community groups, and health organizations and in his role with Islandwood he has has worked with the White House on significant programs to connect children to nature including the Every Kid in a Park and Fresh Tracks programs.

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