USFWS Acting Director Jim Kurth Encourages Americans to Get Outdoors During Great Outdoors Month®

USFWS Acting Director Jim Kurth Encourages Americans to Get Outdoors During Great Outdoors Month®

USFWS Midwest Region Deputy Regional Director Charlie Wooley (left) and Acting Director Jim Kurth

The President has proclaimed June as Great Outdoors Month® – a nationwide celebration of the healthful and economic benefits offered by outdoor recreation on America’s lands and waters. Federal agencies manage hundreds of millions of acres that host millions of recreation visits all across the country each year, and those agencies are actively participating in Great Outdoors Month®!

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Director Jim Kurth – in a blog post published June 7 – encouraged all Americans to celebrate Great Outdoors Month® on Fish and Wildlife Service lands, saying, “In fact, June is National Great Outdoors Month – a time when hundreds of national wildlife refuges, parks and other public lands are hosting special events and welcoming visitors in record numbers…Whether you want to find the perfect trout stream, conquer a challenging trail, or simply spend time experiencing nature with your family, we have the perfect place near you. The Fish and Wildlife Service manages more than 560 national wildlife refuges and more than 70 fish hatcheries – many that allow fishing and hundreds within a short drive of most major cities.” You can read the full blog post here.

Great Outdoors Month® features thousands of events across the country designed to help introduce people to healthy, active fun close to home. For more information on these events, visit greatoutdoorsmonth.org/events. See the Presidential and gubernatorial proclamations at greatoutdoorsmonth.org/proclamations.