Partners Outdoors 2018

2018 Legends Awards

2018 Legends Awards

Seven Legends Awards were presented to federal managers for outstanding work to improve outdoor recreation experiences and opportunities for the American people. The Awards were presented as a signature event of Great Outdoors Month® – the national celebration of the value and importance of outdoor recreation. Initiated by the American Recreation Coalition in 1991, Legends Awards enable federal agencies to nominate individuals whose extraordinary efforts have made a concrete difference in enhancing outdoor recreation programs and resources. The 2018 Legends recipients represent the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Together, these agencies host nearly one billion visits annually. 2018's winners are: Denise Clay, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Samantha Gray, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Joan Harn, National Park Service; Jack Placchi, Bureau of Land Management; Francisco Valenzuela, U.S. Forest Service; John Wilson, Federal Highway Administration; and Janet Zeller, U.S. Forest Service.

RECx 2018 Videos

RECx 2018 Videos

RECx: Great Ideas for the Great Outdoors is a showcase for great ideas about outdoor recreation presented in brief TED-like talks that took place on Wednesday, May 30. The presentations focused on pitching a new idea or telling a success story that demonstrates how outdoor recreation experiences, opportunities and resources can be improved. Presentation topics included: innovative partnerships and programs; enhancing visitor experiences; engaging people – especially children – in the Great Outdoors; and using technology to create and protect recreation resources.

Partners Outdoors 2018

Partners Outdoors 2018
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Partners Outdoors 2018 will bring partners from the public and private sectors together to unify and focus recreation community efforts on core issues and showcase innovation in thinking and action. Brainstorming, visioning and action will be expected of all participants, and the program will celebrate the start of Great Outdoors Month. The Washington, D.C., area will once again host the event. The program will be a joint undertaking of private sector interests, coordinated through the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, federal agencies coordinated through the Federal Recreation Council, and state park agencies coordinated by the National Association of State Park Directors.

Present at RECx 2018!

Act Now! Present at RECx 2018!

Do you have an outdoor recreation success story to tell? Do you have a wonderful idea about enhancing visitor experiences you would like to share? Do you want to reach an audience that can spread your ideas across the country? Here is your chance to share your great ideas with the outdoor recreation community. Make a RECx presentation at Partners Outdoors 2018!