ORR Members Meet with Sec. Zinke

Congressional and administration officials joined recreation industry leaders to mark the formal launch of the nation’s premier coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR).

During a Capitol Hill reception, the group outlined its goals of educating decision makers about the importance of the outdoor recreation economy and ensuring that public lands and waters remain accessible for outdoor enthusiasts.

According to a press release, ORR met with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke earlier to talk about the newly created Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee, a collaborative panel that will seek public-private partnerships for improving public lands and waters.

ORR’s launch also included the unveiling of a new website, www.RecreationRoundtable.org, which will serve as an information source about the industry’s economic impact, the coalition’s membership, and the latest outdoor rec news from across the country.