New Outdoor Recreation Task Force – Time to Get Involved

If you are someone who supports biking and walking in Wyoming and want those activities be an even more important part of outdoor recreation in the state, you now have an unprecedented opportunity to make your voice heard. If you want to see the development of more trails, pathways and other biking and walking infrastructure, consider applying to be on Governor Mead’s new Outdoor Recreation Task force. Here’s the press release detailing how to apply:

Here’s the press release:
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Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources

October 25, 2016

Contact: Domenic Bravo, 307-777-6323

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Application for the Outdoor Recreation Task Force Available

In response to Governor Matt Mead’s recent Outdoor Recreation Task Force initiative, public and private partners are invited to apply to be on the Task Force or indicate their desire to be involved, informed or to provide information.

Governor Mead has asked the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources to spearhead the Task Force, and is requesting interested individuals and entities to fill out the application, which can be found here https://goo.gl/forms/JcOVGggCncoI2EL12. The application can also be found at Wyoparks.org.

The survey/application will serve three purposes; one it will help the committee select Task Force members; two it will allow us to engage with interested people that may not be able to serve on the task force; and three it will provide a baseline of information about what people in Wyoming are thinking in regards to Outdoor Recreation.

Wyoming has seen its outdoor business sector grow in recent years. A 2012 Outdoor Industry Association report found that outdoor recreation in Wyoming generates approximately $4.5 billion annually in consumer spending, $1.4 billion in wages and salaries, $300 million in state and local tax revenue and creates 50,000 jobs.