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White House Initiative Needs Motorized Recreation Input

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On April 16th, the White House administration launched an initiative to promote America's Great Outdoors. The program was announced during an invite-only event at the Department of the Interior (DOI) attended by the President, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and representatives of conservation and recreation interest groups.

The program will continue with public listening sessions, to be held around the country, that are intended to connect local interests with senior administration officials. Topics to be discussed are the programs and projects that will play key roles in developing a modern conservation and recreation agenda.

Participation from motorized recreation enthusiasts and stakeholders is of the utmost importance at each proposed listening session. The America's Great Outdoors program was kicked-off with words from Governor Bill Richardson (NM) that encouraged the administration to move ahead with exclusionary measures that would block motorized use on public lands without public input. To read the AMA background on that issue, click here.

The White House and administration officials must know that encouraging the use of America's Great Outdoors must include all forms of responsible recreation.

There are two confirmed meetings to be held next week and the AMA is calling on anyone interested in representing responsible motorized recreation to attend:

Charleston, SC
When: **Monday, June 28th, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
**Where: **Founders Hall
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
1500 Old Towne Road
Charleston, SC
**Register:
No registration is required
Seattle, WA
When: **Thursday, July 1st, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
**Where:
Franklin High School
3013 South Mount Baker Blvd, Seattle, WA, 98144

**Register: **This event is free and open to the public and the organizers will make every effort to accommodate everyone. To help with planning, the organizers encourage you to pre-register by Monday June 28. To pre-register, go to: and input your name, organization and primary area of interest:

• Working land, open space, and landscape conservation
• Outdoor Recreation
• Youth engagement and environmental education.
• General

If you cannot attend a meeting, or one is not being offered in your area, DOI has created an official website for the President's initiative where you can leave your comments on the importance and benefits of responsible motorized recreation. AMA encourages you to visit the America's Great Outdoors website by clicking here.

As always, continue to look to the AMA for more information as the program develops or if more meetings are announced. You can also find out about more off-highway issues at www.AmericanMotorcyclist.com/Rights.

Share Your Opinion on Motorized Recreation with the Dept. of Interior