Outdoor Recreation Representatives Attend White House Event on Environmental Leadership

Several outdoor recreation industry executives joined President Donald Trump at the White House on July 8th for a speech on the need to strike a balance between the country’s environmental protections, access to public lands, and energy requirements.

During his remarks, President Trump raised a range of issues that affect the industry, including access to outdoor recreation resources, marine litter, toxic algae, and air quality. In addition to President Trump, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt spoke at the event. Representatives from RVDA and RVIA, as well as other outdoor recreation allies, also attended the event.

The Department of the Interior has proposed to open more than a million acres across the country for expanded access, ensuring that campers, hunters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts are able to enjoy the nation’s lands and waters.

The outdoor recreation community appreciates President Trump’s efforts to expand outdoor recreation opportunities on our public lands and waters and looks forward to supporting programs and funding to meet the growing demand.