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Opinion: Fiscal 2018 budget must support outdoor recreation

(June 26, 2017) -- ORIR calls upon the Trump Administration and Congress to support and protect outdoor recreation on federal lands and waters with a sound and innovative budget for the federal land agencies that are charged with protecting and providing access to America’s Great Outdoors Read More »

Kids to Parks Day set for May 20

(May 18, 2017) -- Nearly 1 million people are expected to get outdoors May 20 for the National Park Trust’s seventh annual Kids to Parks Day. Children, families and schools across the country will celebrate their local, state and national parks at more than 1,000 events. Read More »

Recreation.gov website to see some improvements

(April 18, 2017) -- The operation of www.recreation.gov will continue through September 2018 under Active Network, which has been a leading force in technology solutions for the outdoors for more than 30 years, said Derrick Crandall, president of ARC. Read More »

President, governors invited to join Great Outdoors Month

(April 12, 2017) -- Eighteen recreation organizations from across the country have come together to ask President Donald Trump and all 50 governors to recognize the social, economic and health benefits of active fun outdoors on America’s public lands and waters by proclaiming June as Great Outdoors Month. Read More »

Congress hears testimony on park improvements

(April 6, 2017) -- The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and Environment held a hearing, “Improving Visitor Experiences in National Parks,” that examined the operation of visitor services programs around the country. Read More »

Outdoor roundtable applauds Zinke confirmation

(March 1, 2017) -- Secretary Zinke, as a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, hunter and angler, understands the importance of access to and funding for America’s public lands and waters, and the outdoor industry’s critical economic impact, the release noted. Read More »

ORIR testifies before Congress re: infrastructure

(Feb. 21, 2017) -- The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable delivered testimony outlining decaying roads, huge amounts of deferred maintenance, dated and worn-out campgrounds and large expanses where lack of broadband access threatens safety and enjoyment. Read More »

Crandall receives 2017 Champion Award

(Feb. 15, 2017) -- The Champion Award is The Corps Network’s highest honor. TCN honored Mr. Crandall for his continued support for corps and their efforts to bolster the outdoor economy and recreation opportunities. Read More »

Introducing urban kids to winter sports

(Jan 30, 2017) -- Local nonprofits like the YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs organize buses to get children on the slopes, where NWSEF takes care of the rest by helping kids quickly get ready for the slopes, giving them encouragement, and minimizing the frustration that can come with starting a new sport like skiing or snowboarding. Read More »