Organizations across the country are preparing to celebrate June as Great Outdoors Month 2017.

According to a press release, 2016 was the most successful Great Outdoors Month in history.  Two signature events including Partners Outdoors 2016 and the GO West Campout, along with 17 Capital and Governor’s Campouts and thousands of partner events across the country helped introduce millions of Americans to healthy, active fun outdoors on their public lands and waters. Proclamations from the president and all 50 governors recognized the economic and healthful importance of outdoor recreation to their states and the entire country.

Great Outdoors Month 2017 is shaping up to be an even greater success. Public and private partners are again coming together to make events like Kids to Parks Day, National Trails Day, National Get Outdoors Day, National Fishing and Boating Week, the Great Outdoors Day of Service, and the Great American Campout.

New studies this year by the recreation community will document just how important outdoor recreation is to local, state and national economies, and recreation needs will be considered as the nation designs a new infrastructure investment program. As more and more Americans look for healthy, fun ways to stay active, the outdoor recreation community is uniquely positioned to help people lead healthier lifestyles by connecting them with their great outdoors.

To learn more, visit www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org.