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Join REI in sharing the importance of public lands to your community

Published on April 28, 2017 under REI
Join REI in sharing the importance of public lands to your community

Leaders of the Outdoor Industry are in Washington D.C.  this week speaking to congress and the administration around the importance of protecting our public lands. On April 26, President Trump signed an executive order calling for a review of approximately 30 national monuments over 100,000 acres, dating back to 1996. This is a concern for everyone that believes in the power of the outdoors. The co-op issued a response, both in social and on our blog.This week the Outdoor Industry Association also released an updated Outdoor Recreation Economy report that we encourage you to review and share with your community. The results are staggering. It reports that the outdoor recreation economy generates:

*  $887B in consumer spending annually
*  $7.6M American jobs
*  $65.3B in federal tax revenue
*  $59.2B in state and local tax revenue

While the conversation about our public lands may be complex, the way millions of Americans feel about those lands is much simpler. We share a deep love for these special places and the memories we create there.

At its heart, the idea of public lands isn’t about politics or policy, it’s about a shared passion for a life outdoors. One that crosses party lines and touches every corner of our nation.  As one of our partners in creating a life outdoors, we encourage you to communicate out to your network the importance of our public lands.  To that end, we have produced a Facebook post that we would appreciate you sharing out to your members, network and friends.

Together, we can elevate the conversation around the importance of our public lands and encourage our nation’s leaders to see them as a critical part of the fabric of America.

Thanks for your support, partnership and sharing.  Together we can be #UnitedOutside,

Sincerely,

Jean Lim Flores

Outdoor Programs and Outreach
LA Market Outreach Coordinator
[phone]: 310.727.0728
[fax]: 310.727.0735
[email]: jflores@rei.com

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