The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), along with federal, state, private, and nonprofit partners, is celebrating June as Great Outdoors Month.
On May 31, 2022, President Joe Biden issued the 25th consecutive presidential proclamation of Great Outdoors Month saying, “As part of my administration’s efforts to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion, we are committed to ensuring that everyone can access and enjoy America’s great outdoors. Outreach efforts — including the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program — expand trails, conserve rivers and restore green space so that more people can benefit.”
Great Outdoors Month has been proclaimed by every president since 1998 and has been unanimously declared by the Senate each year since 2017.
“As a fifth-generation Montanan and avid sportsman, I am glad to designate June 2022 as ‘Great Outdoors Month,’” said Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.). “From hunting to fly-fishing, to backpacking, exploring the great outdoors is part of our Montana way of life. I encourage folks to get outside and experience everything our national parks and public lands have to offer.”
Outdoor events are hosted in all 50 states throughout June to recognize the month. Events include:
“We are thrilled that President Biden and the Senate have once again recognized June as Great Outdoors Month,” said Jessica Turner, ORR president. “As the end of spring and the beginning of summer with school out, summer vacations starting and the outdoors beckoning – June is an incredible time to get outdoors and enjoy everything our public lands and waters have to offer. And this year, by working with Together Outdoors, we can take major strides towards ensuring all Americans have positive, welcoming experiences in their great outdoors.”