American Recreation Coalition

Toolbox for the Great Outdoors - Second Edition Goes Online

Washington, D.C. (June 12, 2006) – The Toolbox for the Great Outdoors Second Edition is now available online at The website helps public land managers and partners, including nonprofit organizations, harness dozens of funding sources and other programs which can be used to connect 21st century Americans to public lands and to enhance visitor experiences. First developed in a CD-format in 2003, the Toolbox Second Edition explains the use of 50 “tools” in 7 “drawers” or categories and showcases dozens of examples of the successful use of these tools at recreation sites.

Coalition for Recreational Trails 2006 Annual Achievement Awards Winners Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nine trail projects have been chosen by the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) as recipients of its seventh Annual Achievement Awards in recognition of their outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. These national awards will be presented at a special Capitol Hill ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 14, 2006 as part of the celebration of Great Outdoors Week 2006.

To read more, click here.

To view details of each project, click here.

Great Outdoors Week Schedule of Events

Great Outdoors Week 2006 begins in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 12 and continues through Saturday, June 17. It is filled with exciting and informative events you will not want to miss.

To see a complete schedule, click here.

For the schedule in matrix format, click here.

New Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne Speaks With Recreation Leaders

Some 20 recreation and tourism community leaders, including ARC President Derrick Crandall, joined new Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne, for a conference call on Thursday, June 1. Mr. Kempthorne was sworn in as the 49th Secretary of the Interior on May 26 and is spending substantial time reaching out to Interior’s constituents. He has spoken with environmentalists and sportsmen and met with energy and conservation leaders – together. The conference call was a prelude to a face-to-face meeting with recreation interests in the near future.

Derrick Crandall’s report on the meeting follows.

2006 Legends Award Recipients Named

Washington, D.C. - Seven outstanding federal managers will receive Legends Awards from the American Recreation Coalition during Great Outdoors Week 2006, June 12-17. “These exceptional individuals have made important contributions to outdoor recreation opportunities across the nation,” said ARC President Derrick Crandall, “and we are delighted to showcase them and their work during Great Outdoors Week.”

To read about the seven award recipients, click here.

Inaugural 2005

ARC Assists with the 55th Presidential Inauguration

Washington, D.C. – Amidst a series of snowstorms and frigid winter weather, the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) was an active participant in the 55th Presidential Inauguration. Since 1985, ARC has been involved in supporting Inaugural activities by assisting the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) logistically and with volunteer services. This year, ARC stepped up the intensity of its participation and contributed efforts on four key events. The involvement was made possible by ARC members and allies.


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