For over 130 years, the Appalachian Mountain Club has brought people of all ages into the outdoors so they could learn about and appreciate our natural world and ultimately become stewards and advocates for the places we love. In April 2010, President Barack Obama kicked off the America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative with a White House Conference and presidential memorandum calling on the federal government to develop a conservation and recreation strategy worthy of the 21st century.
The President hopes that by creating better connections between recreational resources, and renewing Americans’ relationship with the outdoors, we will, as a nation, provide better protection OF OUR national treasures SUCH AS our trails, waterways, forests, parks and farmland. AMC members and advocates have a unique opportunity to share their stories, experiences, and ideas to help shape the America's Great Outdoors Initiative.
Make a difference! Tell President Obama you want more shared and better protected outdoor spaces by visiting http://www.greatoutdoorsamerica.org to comment by September 30, 2010.
Labels: America's Great Outdoors, CAN, conservation