Great Outdoors Month

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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®!

Great Outdoors Month® 2017 In Full Swing!

Great Outdoors Month® 2017 In Full Swing!

Great Outdoors Month® is off to a fantastic start! Almost one million participants have already joined the yearly celebration by getting outdoors during the first two Great Outdoors Month® events – the National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks™ Day and the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. And the fun is just beginning!

President Trump Proclaims June Great Outdoors Month®!

President Trump Proclaims June Great Outdoors Month®!

It’s officially Great Outdoors Month®! President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed June as Great Outdoors Month® – marking the 15th time a President has recognized the importance of the Great Outdoors with a Presidential proclamation. He is the third President to celebrate Great Outdoors Month® and the fifth to take action on either the Month or its predecessor, Great Outdoors Week. The proclamation, which was requested by more than two dozen organizations, encourages all Americans to get outdoors and enjoy healthy, active fun. Great Outdoors Month® features tens of thousands of diverse events – on land and water – in all 50 states, which will welcome millions to the Great Outdoors during June.

Great Outdoors Month 2016 Successes

Great Outdoors Month® 2016 has been the most successful Great Outdoors Month of all time! Two signature events (Partners Outdoors 2016 and the GO West Campout), 18 Capital and Governor’s Campouts, thousands of partner events across the country and more have helped introduce millions of Americans to their public lands and waters. Once again, the President and all 50 governors proclaimed June Great Outdoors Month®. Private partners like Great Outdoors Month® Founding Sponsor The Coleman Company, Airstream, Zip Firestarters, Grand Teton Lodge Company, Xanterra, Forever Resorts, BACK TO NATURE Macaroni & Cheese Dinners and more joined in efforts to promote healthy, active outdoor fun in the great outdoors. And new federal actions are working towards making the great outdoors more accessible to every American.