Great Outdoors America Week Celebration Honors 8 Legislators as Champions of the Great Outdoors!

June 26, 2013 Event Honored 6 Senators and 2 Members of the House of Representatives

In a time when Congress is gridlocked and seemingly drawing lines straight down the aisle, the Great Outdoors America Week Celebration was a shining example of bipartisan support for America's great outdoors!  The culminating event of Great Outdoors America Week was a celebration held at the panoramic top of the Senate Hart Office Building.  Six Senators, and two members of the House of Representatives were honored as Champions of the Great Outdoors. This bipartisan group spoke about what they all had in common — a commitment to the appreciation, preservation and enjoyment of the outdoors.  Many also spoke about their passion for supporting ways for families — and especially children — to get outside and enjoy nature.  The American Camp Association was pleased to be one of the sponsors of the event.

Are your elected leaders Champions of the Great Outdoors?  Here's the list of honorees:

  • Senator Max Baucus, D, MT
  • Senator Martin Heinrich, D, NM
  • Senator Patty Murray, D, WA
  • Senator Bill Nelson, D, FL
  • Senator Mark Udall, D, CO
  • Senator Tom Udall, D, NM
  • Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, R, PA-8 (pictured right)
  • Congressman Raul Grijalva, D, AZ-3

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Not a single Texan. I'm disappointed. More education is needed.