Great Outdoors Week 2010 Report

Washington, D.C. – Recreation community leaders, allies, friends groups and government agency partners gathered in Washington, D.C. to participate in briefings, events and celebrations of the many significant contributions of the recreation community during Great Outdoors Week 2010 (June 7-12).

Achievements of the Beacon Award winners, accomplishments of the Recreational Trails Program, the third annual National Get Outdoors Day, the need to build the connection between outdoor recreation and healthier Americans (with the help of some of the nation’s leading physicians), and more were addressed during the week. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack also served as the special guest at the June Recreation Exchange luncheon and helped present the American Recreation Coalition’s Legends Awards to exemplary federal agency employees.

Great Outdoors Week is coordinated by the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) and includes events co-hosted by more than a dozen federal agencies and national organizations. The week is a key component of Great Outdoors Month, a month-long celebration of outdoor recreation in America that also features National Trails Day (June 5), National Fishing and Boating Week (June 5-13), National Get Outdoors Day (June 12), the Great American Backyard Campout (June 26) and for the first time in June, National Marina Day (June 12).

To read the full report, click here.