Tag Archives: Office of Outdoor Recreation

Virginia Governor announces funding for outdoor recreation office

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam proposed last week a two-year budget that will include nearly $245 million for outdoor recreation and Virginia’s world-renowned natural lands – a welcome announcement for the broader outdoor recreation industry, including NMMA and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), of which the NMMA is a founding member. The new funding will help significantly expand Virginia’s network of regional trails, Virginia ...

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Maryland establishes Office of Outdoor Recreation

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the state is establishing an office of outdoor recreation (OREC) and has hired the first Executive Director, DNR veteran J. Daryl Anthony.  In an industry letter spearhead by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), signed by dozens of outdoor recreation business and associations including the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the industry expressed great appreciate to the governor ...

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Arkansas Governor announces Office of Outdoor Recreation

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently announced that the state will create an Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC) within the state’s Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT). The new office will be focused on developing new opportunities to showcase the state’s wide variety of outdoor activities, including boating, trail activities, and cycling. Arkansas is among the first southern state to ...

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Indiana Legislature passes resolution toward outdoor recreation office

Last week, the Indiana House of Representatives passed Senate Concurrent Resolution #15, which urges the creation of an Indiana Office of Outdoor Recreation Development. The resolution, sponsored by State Senator Blake Doriot, outlines the priorities for the Office of Outdoor Recreation Development and encourages the office to be established within the Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC), which is led by president ...

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