Outdoor Afro Participates in White House Conference on Conservation
Outdoor Afro’s Rue Mapp had the great pleasure of joining many other outdoor enthusiasts last Friday for the White House Conference on Conservation: Growing America’s Outdoor Heritage and Economy. Held at the Department of the Interior, the conference brought together a labyrinth of nature advocates; from hunters to small business owners, local governments to tribal leaders.
Check out the video that captures the excitement and magnitude of this event — Rue Mapp at 2:44!
Obama said, “There will always be people in this country who say we’ve got to choose between clean air and clean water and a growing economy, between doing right by our environment and putting people back to work. And I’m here to tell you that is a false choice. That is a false choice. With smart, sustainable policies, we can grow our economy today and protect our environment for ourselves and our children.”
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So grateful Outdoor Afro was there to represent and be involved in this dynamic discussion!
A special Outdoor Afro thanks to Gail Adams, Director Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, and Mickey Fearn, Deputy Director of the National Parks Service for going the extra mile to support our visit!