President Obama Unveils America's Great Outdoors Report

Feb 17, 2011
Outside Magazine


Yesterday, President Obama unveiled the America's Great Outdoors: A Promise to Future Generations report, according to the Outdoor Industry Association.The AGO report focuses on connecting Americans with the outdoors and encourages  active, outdoor lifestyles.

Sally Jewell, president and CEO of REI, introduced President Obama at the news conference. "I asked her if she brought me any gear," President Obama said. "She said Secret Service wouldn't let her."

Last April, President Obama launched the AGO initiative. The movement brings together the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Forest Service, and the Department of the Interior, which includes the National Park Service, to solicit the public for ways  the federal government can better serve conservation interests across the country.

--Will Grant

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