Recreation Leaders Meet with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Highlight Recreation Opportunities for 2019 and Beyond

Recreation took center stage at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 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,…Read More

Congress Recognizes Outdoor Recreation in Farm Bill

Outdoor recreation received a significant boost in the Farm Bill, which passed the United States Senate December 11, the U.S. House of Representatives December 12 and was signed by the President December 20. Opening the door for outdoor recreation projects and programs in rural communities to access the rural economic development grants, new language in…Read More

Jessica Wahl Named Executive Director of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

Outdoor Industry Executive to Lead America’s Premier Outdoor Recreation Coalition Washington, D.C. (December 19, 2018) – The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Jessica Wahl as executive director following an extensive national search. Jessica brings a decade of experience navigating the halls of The White House, Department of the Interior…Read More

Agents of Discovery and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Honor Partners, Celebrate D.C. Explorer Campaign

Agents of Discovery and the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable – along with participating sites and partners – celebrated the D.C. Explorer Campaign with a reception at ORR’s offices December 11.  The campaign ran June 7 – November 1, 2018, and involved nine locations across D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  Public and private partners from the federal, state and local…Read More

George H. W. Bush – A Champion of America’s Great Outdoors

During recent ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Cathedral and in Houston George H.W. Bush was honored for his leadership, his patriotism and his remarkable circle of friends.  His love of boating and fishing and the great outdoors was referenced multiple times – including talk of his boat, Fidelity, a not-too-traditional fishing boat –…Read More