Virginia Governor announces funding for outdoor recreation

December 15th, 2021

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam proposed a two-year budget that will include nearly $245 million for outdoor recreation and Virginia’s natural lands. The new funding will help significantly expand Virginia’s network of regional trails, state parks and the Office of Outdoor Recreation, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. Outdoor recreation employs more than 197,000 […]

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Virginia establishes outdoor rec office

July 25th, 2019

Virginia joined a growing number of states that have embraced the importance of outdoor recreation by establishing an Office of Outdoor Recreation. Gov. Ralph Northam said the new statewide office will capitalize on a “recession-proof industry” in Virginia. Cassidy Rasnick, deputy secretary of commerce and trade, will serve as director of the office. Agencies working […]

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