Celebrate National Wilderness Month! Join us for Great Outdoors America Week in D.C.

Want to help wilderness during National Wilderness Month? Join us in Washington, D.C. for Great Outdoors America Week on Sept. 20-23.

Outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life – children and adults, conservationists and business leaders, hunters and anglers, bikers and boaters – are coming to D.C. for Great Outdoors America Week to celebrate wilderness and make a difference for wildlands.

As a GO America Week attendee, you will participate in conservation briefings and celebrations, and we’ll help you meet with elected officials to ask for their support in protecting our great outdoors.

We would love for you to join us in D.C.! Learn how to sign-up for GO America Week here.

This is a special week to join other citizens and professional conservationists in a united effort to meet with legislators. And it couldn’t have come at a more important time. After devastating budget cuts to critical conservation programs and the Great Outdoors Giveaway bill, we need to show Congress that conservation is key to a healthy nation.

If you can’t make it to Go America Week in D.C., consider hosting your own Great Outdoors event in your own back yard.

Great Outdoors America Week, Sept. 20-23

Who: Outdoor advocates from across the U.S. who want to tell Congress to protect and celebrate our natural heritage!

What: The first-ever Great Outdoors America Week (GO America Week)! People from across the U.S. will celebrate our lands and waters, either in Washington D.C. or in their own communities.

When: Tuesday Sept. 20 – Friday Sept. 23, 2011

Why: Our lands and waters need protection now more than ever.

Interested in coming to D.C? Contact Michael Carroll at michael_carroll@tws.org. Stay up-to-date with the most current information by following GO America Week on Twitter and Facebook.

Great Outdoors America Week or GO America Week is grounded in a diverse group of people’s love for our great outdoors and the need to protect all of our lands and waters.