Thursday, June 15th, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Rayburn House Office Building - Room 2075
Join us in celebrating Great Outdoors Month in June with a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill about projects and policies supported by America’s Conservation Service Corps and leading conservation organizations to improve access to public lands; fish and wildlife habitat; recreation options; and the visitor experience in the Great Outdoors.
President Trump proclaimed June as Great Outdoors Month, a bipartisan celebration of all the outdoors has to offer for recreation, sportsmen and women, families, and economic development. Last year, every Governor issued a proclamation in support of the outdoors and the associated economic and health benefits for communities.
During the briefing, we will discuss the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) initiative and bipartisan legislation (114th Congress: HR 5114 & S. 1993), and hear from the bill's House sponsor Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ). In addition, we will hear from a veteran Corpsmember on the importance of outdoor stewardship through Corps and service to our country.
We are pleased to also feature a presentation on The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Restore America’s Parks initiative, focused on the National Park Service’s second century and the urgent challenge of rejuvenating "America’s best idea.” Additionally, we’ll hear from leading national recreation and conservation organizations on the critical issues and funding that affect lands and waters, outdoor recreation, hunting and fishing, wildfire control, and infrastructure.
Please join us as we celebrate Great Outdoors month and learn about the work that helps support the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy.
More Ways to Engage
If you would like to continue the celebration of stewardship during Great Outdoors Month, we encourage you to join us on Friday, June 16th at the FDR Memorial in DC for a Great Outdoors Day of Service.
You can register for the day of service here. You can also find out more about other great events happening during Great Outdoors Month here.
PHOTOS (in order): Southwest Conservation Corps; Idaho Conservation Corps; National Park Service; Canyon Country Youth Corps