The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) recently announced new recreation initiatives its members have helped with in 2020.
Indiana has unanimously passed a resolution out of the Senate Natural Resources Committee calling for the creation of an Office of Outdoor Recreation. ORR members, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the RV Industry Association provided testimony at the Committee hearing, and ORR submitted a strong letter of support for the office.
Additionally, Nevada hired its first-ever administrator of the Division of Outdoor Recreation.
In West Virginia, state Sen. Mark Maynard introduced a bill to create an Office of Outdoor Recreation. ORR members the Motorcycle Industry Council and America Outdoors have been key in its development.
And New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke at NMMA’s New York Boat Show and expressed his support for recreation and its economic benefits to the state.
At the federal level, the Recreational Trails Program Full Funding Act was introduced in the House by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), John Curtis (R-UT) and Angie Craig (D-MN). Mary Ellen Sprenkel, president & CEO of The Corps Network and member of the ORR Executive Committee, testified in front of the House Appropriations Committee.
This summer, Partners Outdoors 2020 will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on June 10-11.