Public Listening Session on the President’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative in Charleston, South Carolina
June 23, 2010
This past April, at the White House Conference on America’s Great Outdoors, President Obama signed a memorandum establishing the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to develop a conservation agenda worthy of the 21st century and to reconnect Americans with our great outdoors. President Obama directed the principal leaders of the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to travel across the country to listen and learn from people directly involved in finding grassroots solutions to conserving our lands and waters and reconnecting Americans to the outdoors.
The public is invited to join senior representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for a public listening session and discussion in the Longleaf pine region of South Carolina on conservation, recreation, and reconnecting people to the outdoors. In the Longleaf pine region, a diverse partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations and private landowners, have successfully collaborated to restore the longleaf pine ecosystem using an integrated landscape approach. This is your opportunity for leaders of the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to hear from you.
Listening Session and Discussion
Monday, June 28
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
1500 Old Towne Road
This event is free and open to the public. Please pre-register by Thursday, June 24 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the name of the organization with which you are affiliated, if any, and your telephone number. Every effort will be made to accommodate everyone.
If you are unable to participate in person, please submit your comments and stories via the America’s Great Outdoors website. If you have questions, please call Carol Forney at (803) 561-4002.