Field and Stream stores in five states will host federal agency representatives during June – Great Outdoors Month – to help share information about the exciting opportunities across the nation in national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and other public lands and waters managed by federal agencies.
Operating from a special display area in the stores, the agency representatives will explain how to use key websites, including www.recreation.gov, to locate trails, fishing and boating spots and campgrounds.
According to a press release, representatives of the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be at the stores to answer questions and to share information about important new developments, including the 2016 Centennial of the National Park Service and the newly-announced Every Kid in a Park program. Beginning in the fall of 2015, federal, state, local and private partners will seek to have every fourth grader in the nation spend a day of fun and learning in a park. In addition, all fourth graders will be eligible to obtain an annual pass allowing their families to visit federal park and recreation sites for free.
America the Beautiful passes will be available in the stores. Most of the pass costs are retained by the specific units selling the passes under federal law. The agency representatives in the stores will share information on how the pass receipts will help improve visitor experiences nearby.
Field and Stream Stores will host the information centers in conjunction with National Get Outdoors Day, one of the features of Great Outdoors Month, National Get Outdoors Day is on June 13. The month is proclaimed by the president and the nation’s governors. More than 15,000 events will occur during the month, including twelve Capital Campouts, where governors host urban youth for a special camping adventure. For information on the Campouts, National Trails Day, National Fishing and Boating Week, the Great American Campout and more, see www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org.