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Great Maine Outdoor Weekend: A Model for Community Engagement in the Outdoors - Lee Dassler, Western Foothills Land Trust

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a series of events led by outdoor oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine. The model is simple – we bring together a diverse network of event hosts for two weekends a year (February & September) and showcase all of the outdoor events, opportunities, facilities, and activities the great state of Maine has to offer. September 2016 will be our 10th Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, and over the 5 years we’ve been hosting these events we’ve seen consistent growth in the number of partners, events, and participants.

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  • Secretary Sally Jewell's Keynote Address
  • Secretary Sally Jewell at Partners Outdoors 2016

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell delivered powerful keynote remarks during the Outdoor Recreation Leadership Summit at Partners Outdoors 2016. She outlined challenges facing outdoor recreation leaders, including the need to engage the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts and invite an ever-changing American population to experience their public lands and waters. She also praised the remarkable accomplishments of Obama Administration initiatives like Find Your Park and Every Kid in a Park.

    With an ever growing focus on the lifestyle proposition that the outdoor industry provides to outdoor focused states, its important to understand what got us "here" isn't going to take us "there". A multi billion dollar economic engine for the country, supported by a community that thrives off of passionate innovation, perhaps it really CAN save the world?

    Great Outdoors Western Campout Aids Governors' Efforts Boosting Outdoor Fun

    GREAT OUTDOORS WESTERN CAMPOUT AIDS GOVERNORS’ EFFORTS BOOSTING OUTDOOR FUN
    This news release is available as a PDF here

    Washington, D.C. (May 3, 2016) – Families with 4th graders from across the western United States will meet in Grand Teton National Park for the first-ever Great Outdoors Western Campout and enjoy a high dose of healthy, active outdoor fun. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, who also chairs the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) – in cooperation with the Great Outdoors Month® Partnership – will host the families June 10-15 in and around Jackson, Wyoming. The event will celebrate Great Outdoors Month® and the National Park Service Centennial, as well as coincide with the WGA summer meeting, where the social and economic impact of outdoor recreation will be a major topic.

    National Park Campgrounds of the Future Will Be Focus of Wyoming Meeting

    NATIONAL PARK CAMPGROUNDS OF THE FUTURE WILL BE FOCUS OF WYOMING MEETING
    This release is available as a PDF here

    Washington, D.C. - Camping in America’s national parks and at other federal recreation sites has created indelible memories for generations of Americans. Yet as the nation’s demography and lifestyles change, overnight stays in our parks and other federal lands have declined even as sales of outdoor equipment and recreation vehicles have grown. Top recreation leaders from the public and private sectors will meet during Great Outdoors Month® to discuss ways to sustain the role of these campgrounds as a gateway to life-long experiences in the outdoors.

    Field and Stream Stores In Five States Join Federal Agencies and Coleman to Boost America the Beautiful Pass, Great Outdoors

    This press release is available as a PDF here

    Washington, D.C. (May 28, 2015) – Governors in 13 states across the country are joining forces with park agencies and other partners to introduce kids and families in their states to outdoor recreation through Capital Campouts during Great Outdoors Month™ – a national celebration of the benefits of outdoor recreation throughout the month of June.

    Governors John Hickenlooper (CO), Jack Markell (DE), Mike Pence (IN), Terry Branstad (IA), Sam Brownback (KS), Charlie Baker (MA), Jay Nixon (MO), Steve Bullock (MT), Maggie Hassan (NH), Gina Raimondo (RI), Terry McAuliffe (VA), Jay Inslee (WA), and Matt Mead (WY) are each hosting events in or near their capital cities – a remarkably bipartisan group of national leaders.