Recreation Leaders Applaud Senate Efforts to Fix the Maintenance Backlog and Fund Conservation on Public Lands and Waters

Great American Outdoors Act includes critical outdoor recreation infrastructure bill and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Today, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) members lauded the Senate for introducing a bipartisan bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, that prioritizes the $20 billion maintenance backlog facing our public lands and waters and finally fully…Read More

ORR Ignites Progress at Local, State and Federal Levels

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 Outdoor Recreation. ORR…Read More

Bipartisan Group Introduces Legislation to Boost Funding for Recreational Trails

Bipartisan bill would update funding formula and provide at least $250 million to support recreational trails. WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.), John Curtis (R-Utah) and Angie Craig (D-Minn.) today introduced legislation that will more than double funding for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).  Since 1991, RTP has provided funding to states to develop and…Read More

Indiana Takes Steps to Establish Office of Outdoor Recreation

Story originally posted at ORR member the RV Industry Association applauds the leadership of Indiana Senator Blake Doriot for recognizing the importance of growing Indiana’s outdoor recreation economy and introducing a resolution to urge the establishment of an Indiana Office of Outdoor Recreation Development (Senate Concurrent Resolution #15) within the Indiana Destination Development Corporation…Read More

Outdoor Recreation Receives Big Wins in New Spending Package

End of the year budget bill passed today boosts outdoor recreation and conservation Washington, D.C., December 19, 2019 – Today was a great day for recreation programs, new and old. The 2020 spending package passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate delivers a funding boost for a host of outdoor recreation, access…Read More