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Partners Outdoors 2012 Meeting Scheduled

December 22, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Partners Outdoors 2012 will take place at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va, running Jan. 8-12.

According to a press release, recreation community leaders from the public and private sectors will “build and enhance partnerships to develop ideas to improve recreation fee programs.”

General session topics will include: current findings on park visitors; accomplishments and challenges of the current federal recreation fee programs; options for future recreation fee programs; creative strategies to meet the financial needs of public recreation programs; new strategies to connect health, education and tourism and the great outdoors.

Confirmed speakers include: Craig Crutchfield, chief of the Interior Branch at the Office of Management and Budget; Bruce Peacock, chief of the Environmental Quality Division of the National Park Service; Mary Coulombe, chief of Natural Resources Management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Kitty Benzar, president of the Western Slope No-Fee Coalition; and John Flood, chief of the Sustainment and Community Services Branch at Langley Air Force Base.

Participation in the event is by invitation only. For information, contact Catherine Ahern at cahern@funoutdoors.com.

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