ARC Honors 6 U.S. Programs That Aid Recreation

June 16, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

The American Recreation Coalition (ARC) has selected six federal programs and efforts as recipients of the 2011 Beacon Awards, which recognize outstanding efforts by federal agencies and partners in harnessing the power of technology to improve public recreation experiences and federal recreation program management.

The 2011 recipients of ARC’s Beacon Award were honored Monday (June 13) during Great Outdoors Week at a ceremony on the Patio of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Whitten Building. Honorees are:

  • Lake Okeechobee Visitor Center Rehabilitation Project, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers nomination.
  • Cleveland and Angeles National Forests Apply Robert Bateman’s “Get to Know Your Wild Neighbors Program,” a U.S. Forest Service nomination.
  • Web Enhancements of Delivering USFS Recreation, a U.S. Forest Service nomination.
  • “Journals & JPGs: Seasons on the (National Elk) Refuge” and “Refuge Connections,” a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service nomination.
  • Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Enjoyment Initiative, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service nomination.
  • Youth Ambassador Program (YAP!) at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, a National Park Service nomination.

For more information on Great Outdoors Week, visit


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