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Add your input on America's Great Outdoors Initiative

Cassandra West

If you have time on Monday, Aug. 30 to attend this important event, you can offer input into President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative, a 21st Century agenda for conservation, recreation and connecting with the outdoors. Share your ideas with Amy Salzman, Associate Director for Policy Outreach, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Will Shafroth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, U.S. Department of the Interior, and Harris Sherman, Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture, on the four questions guiding the America’s Great Outdoors initiative: 1. Challenges: What obstacles exist to conservation, recreation, or reconnecting people to the outdoors? 2. What works: What are the most effective strategies for conservation, recreation and reconnecting people to the outdoors? 3. Federal government role: How can the federal government be a more effective partner in helping to achieve conservation, recreation or reconnecting people to the outdoors? 4. Tools: What additional tools and resources would help make these efforts even more successful?

The forum is free and young people are strongly encouraged to attend.

MONDAY AUGUST 30, 5:30 The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago Simpson Theater (entry through West door)

If you can't attend a listening session , please join the conversation online at America's Great Outdoors.