Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time for Congress to Designate a National OHV Appreciation Day?
An OHV enthusiast (who is also a boater) contacted HQ recently and asked why OHV enthusiasts don’t have their own “National OHV Appreciation Day?”
July 1 Designated as National Boating Day (S. 199 and H.R. 505)
HQ believes that OHV recreationists are in a unique position politically given the current make-up of Congress combined with the President’s Great Outdoor Initiative to ask legislators to honor OHV recreation with its own day.
According to a 2005 Forest Service Report on OHV Recreation, 23.8 percent of the American population (age 16 or older) participated one or more times in OHV recreation during the last year (of the report).
2005 FS OHV Recreation Report
HQ believes that major OHV recreation organizations and industry groups could get behind a collaborative effort to have Congress designate an appropriate date as our own “National OHV Appreciation Day.”
Sure it will take some work, but here at HQ we feel that the time has come for OHV recreation to be recognized by Congress and the President as an important facet of the outdoor recreation spectrum.
Please take the poll on this issue as well. Let us know if you would be interested in supporting or sponsoring this effort.
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