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$788 Billion Industry Celebrates Recreation Wins in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) provided the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the infrastructure package, with $100 million in outdoor recreation infrastructure support included, among other programs vital to the outdoor recreation economy, sending it to President Biden’s desk.Read More

ORR Celebrates Climate & Recreation Investments in Build Back Better Proposal

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) provided the following statement after President Biden released an updated Build Back Better plan. “The Build Back Better plan includes historic investments in fighting climate change that are necessary to grow our nation’s economy, bolster the $788 billion outdoor recreation economy and protect the public lands and waters our industry relies…Read More

Outdoor sector DEI coalition announces membership, advisory & governance councils

Together Outdoors (TO), a coalition supported by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable and comprised of businesses and organizations in the outdoor recreation industry committed to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (JEDI/DEI) in the outdoors, announced their Advisory and Governance Councils today. These established leaders who represent affinity groups, NGOs, public and private-sector organizations, and academic interests…Read More

ORR applauds key outdoor access and streamlining bill (SOAR Act) passage in House Natural Resources Committee

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) statement on U.S. House Natural Resources Committee markup of a bill that will greatly improve access for Americans to the outdoors, H.R. 3670, the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) Act. “This House markup is a critical first step to improving access for the American public and updated tools for federal…Read More

ORR Supports New Maryland Office of Outdoor Recreation

“The entire recreation industry applauds Governor Hogan’s creation of an Office of Outdoor Recreation and hiring of J. Daryl Anthony as its first director,” said Jessica Wahl Turner, executive director of Outdoor Recreation Roundtable. “As a Marylander myself, I am in awe of all the state has to offer when it comes to recreation on…Read More