Outdoor Diversity Alliance and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Launch New Outdoor Pathway Scholarship Program

Richmond, Calif.  (Feb. 28, 2024) – The Outdoor Diversity Alliance (ODA) and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s (ORR) Together Outdoors (TO) initiative are partnering to launch a new program designed to connect students from underrepresented communities to outdoor and environmental professions. The Outdoor Pathway Scholarship will provide students with $5000 in scholarship funding over two years, mentorship,…

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Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Welcomes Seven New Members, Adding Strength to the Collective Voice of the Outdoor Recreation Economy

Washington, D.C. – Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) announced the addition of seven new members, expanding its coalition across a wide spectrum of the outdoor recreation economy. The new members include the University of Arkansas Outdoor Products and Services Program, the Pennsylvania Office of Outdoor Recreation, the Massachusetts Office of Outdoor Recreation, the Wisconsin Office of…

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ORR Releases 2nd Edition of Groundbreaking Rural Economic Development Toolkit

Highly-Anticipated, Comprehensive Guide Helps Communities Strengthen their Economies through Outdoor Recreation   Washington, D.C.  – Today the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) released the second edition of its Rural Economic Development Toolkit on a webinar with over 1,000 registrants. This essential resource, built upon three years of extensive research across the United States, is a comprehensive…

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Congress Closes in on Historic, Bipartisan Outdoor Recreation Package

WASHINGTON, D.C., — The Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act passed the House Natural Resources Committee today by unanimous consent. This action underscores the momentum the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and industry partners have built over the past few years to advance bipartisan policies that improve access and transform outdoor recreation opportunities. The…

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ORR Celebrates Connecticut’s New Office of Outdoor Recreation

Nutmeg State Becomes 21st State to Create Office of Outdoor Recreation WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 11, 2024 – Outdoor Recreation Roundtable applauded the announcement of Connecticut’s new Office of Outdoor Industry and Experiences, created today through executive order by Governor Ned Lamont at an event at Mohawk Mountain. This announcement marks the 21st State Office…

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Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Welcomes Whitney Potter Schwartz as Senior Vice President of Communications & Operations

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), the nation’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations and organizations, is excited to announce the appointment of Whitney Potter Schwartz as Senior Vice President of Communications & Operations. Whitney brings a wealth of experience and expertise to ORR, having held significant roles in strategic communications and operations for the…

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