Take Pride in America June 10 Event At Roosevelt Island Sponsored by ReserveAmerica

Washington, D.C. – Hundreds of recreation community leaders, District of Columbia youths and other volunteers will gather for a day of work and fun on Theodore Roosevelt Island in the Potomac River on June 10. Their efforts will improve trails, remove litter and help control invasive vegetation on the 91-acre island – an unusual memorial to the visionary 26th U.S. president, an avid conservationist and recreationist. The event will be organized by the National Park Service and the American Recreation Coalition and is sponsored by ReserveAmerica, the Nation’s leading recreation reservation, campground management and tour/ticketing solutions provider. The volunteer event is a key part of Great Outdoors Week 2004, when the recreation community and top federal officials meet to discuss issues ranging from funding and fees to application of new technologies to outdoor fun. The week also includes the presentation of the Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award, the recreation community’s top honor. Volunteers will receive recognition under the Take Pride in America program and will be thanked by senior federal land agency officials at an ice cream social. Information on the Take Pride in America program will also be highlighted. Joining the volunteers for the day on the island will be 50 D.C. youths taking part in WOW-Wonderful Outdoor World, a national program which introduces low-income city children to healthy outdoor fun and provides a memorable environmental education experience. Information on the event will be available at http://www.takepride.info/DC.