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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Outdoor Recreation Industry Celebrates as Congress Works together on Bipartisan Recreation Package

Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences Act (EXPLORE) was introduced today in the US House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support of 22 members and a press event where ORR’s Ambreen Tariq spoke about the milestone of this package being introduced. Led by Congressmen Westerman and Grijalva, the package will have a hearing in the House Natural Resources…

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