America's Great Outdoors Progress Report
Last week, the Obama Administration released their progress report on America’s Great Outdoors, their environmental program aimed at preserving our natural resources and promoting recreation, especially among youth.
“American Rivers commends President Obama and his Administration for the significant progress made thus far in implementing the America’s Great Outdoors initiative. Communities across the country took up the challenge to develop new homegrown conservation strategies for the 21st century.
Removing the Elwha River dams on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula; designating new water trails in Illinois, Indiana, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania; and laying the foundation for more water trails to be designated across the country are outstanding examples of how the America’s Great Outdoors initiative is helping to protect and restore rivers and reconnect Americans to the natural world.
Building on this early success, we look forward to working with the Administration in the coming year in support of the National Blueways Initiative to protect rivers and connect communities, from the Congaree River in South Carolina to the San Joaquin River in California.”