Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Announces New Project on Sustainability with University of Colorado Boulder Graduate Student Team

WASHINGTON – The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), the nation’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations, is proud to announce a collaborative project with four graduate students from the University of Colorado Boulder Masters of the Environment (MENV) Program to unify and propel sustainability efforts within the outdoor recreation industry. ORR was selected as a…

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Lauds Just-Passed Senate Resolution Designating June as Great Outdoors Month®  

Washington, D.C. — The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) welcomed the unanimous passage of a U.S. Senate resolution designating June 2024 as Great Outdoors Month®. The resolution celebrates the significant contributions of outdoor recreation to the nation’s economy, health, and quality of life. Jessica Wahl Turner, President of ORR, expressed her enthusiasm for the recognition and…

New Report Quantifies Outdoor Recreation-Related Spending, Outlines Threats to Funding and Potential Solutions

ORR commissions comprehensive study of federal spending on outdoor recreation, associated trends, and issues that impact future funding needs WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) released a pivotal report, “Recreation Funding in America: Current Results and Future Insights.” The comprehensive study conducted by Southwick Associates, Inc. on behalf of ORR aggregates and…

Together Outdoors & ORR Leaders to Speak on Diversity, Accessibility and Funding in the Outdoors at the Outside Festival’s Summit

Denver, CO – On Friday, May 31, at the Denver Art Museum, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) Senior Program Director and Together Outdoors Coalition Lead Ambreen Tariq will be speaking on a panel at the Outside Festival’s Summit featuring outdoor industry leaders and innovators. ORR is a sponsor of the Summit and ORR’s Senior Vice President…

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Kicks Off Great Outdoors Month®, Celebrates National Trails Day with Maryland Office of Outdoor Recreation

Together Outdoors announces Share-the-Air initiative at Tuckahoe State Park  WASHINGTON – Outdoor Recreation Roundtable is kicking off Great Outdoors Month® by joining the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Office of Outdoor Recreation at Tuckahoe State Park in hosting a full day of family-friendly programs. Visitors will take part in activities such as guided walks,…

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Presents Awards to Key Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) presented its 2024 Legends Awards, as well as Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Industry Awards, at ORR’s first-ever National Outdoor Recreation Executive Forum held in Washington, D.C., last week. This event brought together an unprecedented number of government agency officials, bipartisan Members of Congress, Governors, CEOs, and other…

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Confluence of States Welcomes Massachusetts and Pennsylvania at National Outdoor Recreation Executive Forum

Two states have signed the Confluence Accords in a bipartisan effort to support outdoor recreation WASHINGTON, D.C. – Outdoor recreation leaders from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania committed to advance the principles contained in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence Accords, on behalf of their governors, at a signing on May 7, 2024, at the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s…

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Hosts Inaugural National Outdoor Recreation Executive Forum 

U.S. Secretary Deb Haaland, Gov. Doug Burgum, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, John Podesta, Among Others, Joined Bipartisan Gathering Bringing Industry CEOs and Leaders Together to Discuss the Future of Outdoor Recreation WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 8, 2024) – The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) hosted the first-ever National Outdoor Recreation Executive Forum in the nation’s capital yesterday. The forum…