Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Obama Outdoor Alert - Young OHVers Needed at July 23 SF Bay Area Event

The General will be on the North Coast of CA at various OHV meetings from July 21-25. However, HQ wants young people to be aware of a great opportunity to have their voices heard on July 23rd in the SF Bay Area.

The following alert is from HQ’s good friends at ARRA

ARRA recently sent an alert notifying you that earlier this year President Obama held a conference on America’s Great Outdoors and established the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to be led by the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chair of the Council of Environmental Quality. The initiative is tasked with reconnecting Americans, especially children, to the outdoors and to receive public input and ideas.

Part of this initiative includes a series of Listening Sessions around the country, including a July 23rd youth session for Bay Area young people (Age 16-25) in Berkeley, California to discuss land conservation, recreation, and reconnecting people to the outdoors.

It is vitally important that the Administration hear from you about how you recreate on and enjoy public lands. If you can attend, please take this opportunity to make it clear that millions of Americans responsibly enjoy motorized recreation on public lands.

If you can not make it to the session you can still submit comments on the America’s Great Outdoors website here: http://ideas.usda.gov/ago/ideas.nsf/

More details about the Berkeley Youth Listening Sessions:

Friday - July 23, 2010, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Youth Listening Session on President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, California 94704

This event is hosted by the Department of the Interior (DOI), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).

Send an email with your name, email address, and telephone number to Megan_Dunn@ios.doi.gov

The Recreation HQ would urge young riders to attend the meeting and speak out for responsible OHV recreation and what it means to you and your family.

Thanks for your service!


  1. I'm going and taking my daughter. She's only 8 but Megan said it would be ok. She's learning real young what we're up against, but it looks like she's going to have to deal with this sort of thing throughout her life.

  2. EUC,

    Thanks and be sure and send the HQ an update on event.