Submit Comments to Protect America's Rivers!
President Obama created America's Great Outdoors Initiative last April and it's time for your voice to be heard! The goal of this initiative is "to develop a 21st Century conservation and recreation agenda to reconnect Americans, especially children, to nature." Our president requested a collaborative effort to hear from people involved in regional conservation and recreation efforts nationwide in the hope of investing in America's great outdoors by creating a plan to conserve our nation's wild legacy for future generations. The collaboration is already underway with tribal leaders, community park groups, business people, educators, local governments and conservation groups coming together to determine what's best for our lands, water and trails.
The report and recommendations are scheduled to be released in mid-November, and public comments are due by September 30. Let the administration know today that you'd like to see river protection as a key focus of the initiative. Our nations rivers provide recreation, which supports local small businesses and also play an integral part in the lives of the many wild plants, animals and fish that call these rivers home. Your feedback will be used to develop a strategy for smart conservation and recreation plans to protect land, water and wildlife. Let them know of your support for river protection including designating more rivers for federal protection under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
You can submit your comments online at www.greatoutdoorsamerica.org/campaign.