Thursday, August 21, 2014

Importance of Outdoor Recreation

Did you know that this year marks the 50th anniversary of both the Wilderness Act and the Land and Water Conservation Act (signed by President Johnson on September 3, 1964), providing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to celebrate the federal designations that have supported outdoor recreation on our public lands and waters. That's pretty awesome! Thank goodness for people like President Johnson for realizing the importance of such special resources as our land and water.

Fontana Sports Specialties has joined with at least 125 other outdoor industry companies to send industry sign-on letters on both topics to be distributed to all Members of Congress in September 2014. This is made possible through an organization we are a member of called the Outdoor Industry Association. They work very hard with our government to continuously remind them of the importance of our outdoor spaces and resources. Thank you OIA!

We hope you'll take some time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of these important Acts by enjoying the outdoors in your own way! Share it with us on our Facebook page. Get out and play!

Here are some photos of our past and present employees enjoying their favorite outdoor spaces -

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