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Industry leaders applaud recent Senate efforts for outdoor recreation

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) members recently applauded the Senate for introducing a bipartisan bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, that prioritizes the $20 billion maintenance backlog facing public lands and waters and fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). It includes the Restore Our Parks Act (ROPA), which would help improve key outdoor recreation related facilities like docks, ...

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ORR igniting progress at every level

Representatives from the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) said that outdoor recreation initiatives are off to a great start in 2020 thanks to Outdoor Recreation Roundtable members at the center of the action. At the state level, Offices of Outdoor Recreation (ORECs) are advancing:  Indiana unanimously passed a resolution out of the Senate Natural Resources Committee calling for the creation of an Office of ...

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Indiana works toward office of outdoor recreation development

Last week, under the leadership of Indiana State Senator Blake Doriot, the Indiana Senate Natural Resources committee unanimously approved Senate Concurrent Resolution #15, which calls for establishing an Indiana Office of Outdoor Recreation Development. In response, NMMA said it applauded Indiana legislators for recognizing the importance that the outdoor recreation economy has on the Hoosier state. The resolution outlines the priorities ...

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Minnesota launches Outdoor Recreation Task Force

Outdoor recreation industry leaders including Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, REI and Outdoor Industry Association applauded Minnesota’s recent announcement of an Outdoor Recreation Task Force (ORTF) to study and identify economic and participation opportunities around the state’s robust outdoor recreation resources. The effort to create the task force was jointly pursued by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Explore Minnesota and ...

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ORR members testify before Congress on outdoor recreation economy

Outdoor recreation will be at the forefront of conversations on Capitol Hill this week. For the first time, the House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing focused solely on outdoor recreation. The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and its members said they have been working with offices of Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) and Ranking Member Steve Chabot (OH-01) on how Congress can address ...

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Five new states commit to outdoor recreation principles

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) joined outdoor recreation leaders from Maine, Michigan,Nevada, New Mexico and Virginia as they committed to advance the principles contained in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence Accords on behalf of their governors. ORR is a founding sponsor of the National Governors Association (NGA) Outdoor Recreation Learning Network. The signing ceremony brings the total number of states committed to the four pillars of the ...

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ORR discusses future of outdoor recreation industry, elects new leadership

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) Summer Board Meeting capped off two days of meetings in Washington, D.C. focused on growing the impact of outdoor recreation at the national level. ORR board members attended meetings with leadership and key staff from the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ...

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Wisconsin establishes Office of Outdoor Recreation

Last week, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed the state budget bill into law, which subsequently created the Office of Outdoor Recreation within Wisconsin Tourism – an important initiative that will help expand outdoor recreation opportunities in the state. With this measure, Wisconsin becomes the 14th state to establish an outdoor recreation office, a testament to the growing understanding of the ...

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Recreation leaders meet with Agriculture Secretary, highlight opportunities for 2019

Recreation took center stage at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Jan. 8 as Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) leaders and recreation company CEOs met with Secretary Sonny Perdue, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment Jim Hubbard and other key officials.  The group noted the importance of national forests to many recreational activities, and highlighted the world-class experiences ...

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American Recreation Coalition, Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable unifies as Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

NMMA and other leading recreation industry groups recently announced the formation of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), a powerful unified entity that will provide a strong voice for outdoor recreation across America. The new organization combines the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable, a coalition of America’s leading outdoor recreation trade associations, which was formed in 2017, and the American Recreation Coalition ...

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