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National Outdoor Day

‘Great Outdoors Week’ began under President Clinton in 1998 and has grown under the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations into a month-long celebration of the outdoors. Since 2008, governors from across the country have joined in designating June as a month to celebrate the great outdoors and more than half the states have already proclaimed June 2019 as Great Outdoors Month!

Great Outdoors Month celebrations continued with National Get Outdoors Day on June 8th. National Get Outdoors Day, held on the second Saturday in June, is a nationwide event coordinated by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable and the US Forest Service. Several of the National Forests offered a ‘fee free’ day to encourage people to get outside and celebrate the day.

For more information on this holiday please visit the National Outdoor Day website.

Other resources:
Ask the Expert: Enjoying Indiana Herps
Purdue Extension - Forestry & Natural Resources Wildlife videos
Fishing 2: Reel in the Fun, publication

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