NMMA joins outdoors groups at Washington event

The National Marine Manufacturers Association attended Partners Outdoors 2017 from May 31-June 1 in Washington, D.C.
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The National Marine Manufacturers Association attended Partners Outdoors 2017 from May 31-June 1 in Washington, D.C., starting Great Outdoors Month with other members of the outdoor recreation community.

This year’s theme, “The Exciting Future of Recreation,” joined the public and private sectors to showcase ideas and provide the opportunity to meet with leaders of the Trump administration and the recreation and tourism industries to discuss core issues, challenges and solutions.

The first day featured RECx — presentations formatted as TED-like talks focused on sharing new ideas or success stories that stemmed from innovation — which included a broad range of topics from technology to public private partnerships.

Each presentation can be viewed here.

Highlights of the second day included a special video message from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on his vision for America’s public lands and waterways, followed by an interactive discussion with key Interior Department officials about President Donald Trump’s Great Outdoors Month proclamation, according to the NMMA.

Partners Outdoors 2017 was coordinated by the American Recreation Coalition, the Federal Recreation Coalition and the National Association of State Park Directors.

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