At A Glance


Raei Bridges


Peru, Massachusetts

Primary Issue Area:

  • Living Economies
  • Environmental Health

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Our Purpose

Black&Wild (formerly The Rusty Anvil) stands as an educational platform, dedicated to connecting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with nature through mindful wilderness trips and ancestral skills.Our mission is grounded in empowering people of color by providing them with essential knowledge, gear, and unwavering support, fostering a sense of confidence in the wild and unlocking newfound ways to experience belonging.Central to our approach is the integration of mindfulness and intentional practices within our programs. We aspire to go beyond the mere survival skills in nature—our ultimate goal is to see people of color not just surviving in nature, but thriving.Our goal is to see more BIPOC folks connecting with nature and learning the skills needed for outdoor recreation and emergency prepardeness.