[BCNnet] Re: [vsn-stewards] federal listening session - why attend?
lross at fieldmuseum.org
Mon Aug 23 16:47:19 CDT 2010
thanks Judy--well said. and we are almost certainly going to be able to
offer free parking so that makes it painless
On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Judy Pollock <jpbobolink at gmail.com> wrote:
> You may have seen this posting and wondered why you should show up.
> If you are on one of these listserves, you are probably a person that
> federal officials want to hear from. There are 4 questions near the
> end of this announcement - questions that you probably have some good
> ideas about. Please consider going to speak up about all the great
> work that is going on in the Chicago Region, and share your ideas
> about how the feds can better support it.
> Judy Pollock
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> MONDAY AUGUST 30, 5:30 p.m.
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> Click here for more details on the August 30 event.
> LISTENING SESSION ON HEALTH IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
> Tuesday, August 31st
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> University School of Law
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> MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Young people are especially encouraged to attend.
> President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum establishing
> the America's Great Outdoors Initiative to promote and support
> innovative community-level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and to
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> The federal government wants to hear about the places you love, your
> community's efforts to protect them, and how to better support
> modern-day land conservation efforts happening in communities across
> the country.
> Please come and share your ideas on the four questions guiding the
> America's Great Outdoors initiative:
> 1. Challenges: What obstacles exist to conservation, recreation, or
> reconnecting people to the outdoors?
> 2. What works: What are the most effective strategies for
> conservation, recreation and reconnecting people to the outdoors?
> 3. Federal government role: How can the federal government be a more
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> reconnecting people to the outdoors?
> 4. Tools: What additional tools and resources would help make these
> efforts even more successful?
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