Great Outdoors Month 2017 Will Be Most Important Ever

Great Outdoors Month 2017 Will Be Most Important Ever

Organizations across the country are preparing to celebrate June as Great Outdoors Month 2017! 2016 was the most successful Great Outdoors Month in history. Two signature events (Partners Outdoors 2016 and the GO West Campout), 17 Capital and Governor’s Campouts, thousands of partner events across the country and more helped introduce millions of Americans to healthy, active fun outdoors on their public lands and waters. Proclamations from the President and all 50 Governors recognized the economic and healthful importance of outdoor recreation to their states and the entire country.

Great Outdoors Month 2017 is shaping up to be an even greater success. Public and private partners are once again coming together to make events like Kids to Parks Day, National Trails Day, National Get Outdoors Day, National Fishing and Boating Week, the Great Outdoors Day of Service, Great American Campout and more bigger and better than ever before. Bipartisan support for Great Outdoors Month continues. The President is expected to join all 50 governors in proclaiming June as Great Outdoors Month. Governors will host kids on their residences’ lawns or in nearby state parks to introduce them to great outdoors experiences close to home.

This year will be incredibly important for outdoor recreation. New studies by the recreation community will document just how important outdoor recreation is to local, state and national economies, and recreation needs will be considered as the nation designs a new infrastructure investment program. As more and more Americans look for healthy, fun ways to stay active, the outdoor recreation community is uniquely positioned to help people lead healthier lifestyles by connecting them with their great outdoors – and the celebration of Great Outdoors Month 2017 will lead the way!

To learn more, visit greatoutdoorsmonth.org.