Great Outdoors America Week 2012

North Cascades National Park Parrish


More than 200 people are pounding the pavement in Washington, D.C., during Great Outdoors America Week, or GO America Week.

As National Great Outdoors Month comes to a close, people from all walks of life – veterans, kids, business leaders, sportsmen – are in Washington, D.C., letting their lawmakers know how important it is to protect and reconnect people to the great outdoors.

About GO America Week

This year’s annual Great Outdoors America Week runs from June 25-27, in Washington, D.C., and brings together people from all walks of life to be champions for America’s wild places.

The people coming to our nation’s capital are as diverse as the places they are trying to protect. They range from business leaders – like Chris Miller from outdoor footwear company Vasque, whose company is part of the $650 billion outdoor recreation economy – to members of the armed forces veterans group Vet Voice Foundation, which engages veterans with conservation efforts.

These are just a few of the people who will come together during GO America Week to urge Congress to act on more than two dozen bills that would protect open spaces that belong to all Americans.

Participate in GO America Week

You can follow along our efforts to protect our America’s wild places and green spaces on the GO America Week Flickr page. In addition to viewing our pictures, you can share some of your own that show your favorite parts of America’s great outdoors. 

We’ll also be honoring lawmakers and agency officials that have stood up for America’s Great Outdoors and pushed to keep our wild places protected and open to all Americans.

Make sure to follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #GOAmericaWeek and check in our Facebook page for updates of what you can do to help protect America’s great outdoors.