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June Is Great Outdoors Month

I may be a techie, bookish, some might say nerdy type of guy that could easily fell prey to the dangers of becoming attached to my desk and computers; but I also love nature and outdoor activities that keep me grounded, social, and healthy. And so it is that I fully endorse June being Great Outdoors Month, as proclaimed by our president and most state governors, including the state of Wisconsin. Great Outdoors month is a time to highlight what outdoor recreation does for us – and what we can do to preserve that. In addition to providing access to activities through special days where fees are waived (such as June 9 when all National Parks are free), many organizations also stress the importance of volunteerism and philanthropy to support those activities. Most natural places – whether it be a city, county, state or national park – would not be preserved as they are if not for the everyday people that have taken the initiative to support their existence by advocating for their preservation, raising funds for their upkeep, and doing the hands on work of maintaining and promoting them.

America’s Great Outdoors is one such organization, an Initiative started by President Obama to develop a 21st Century conservation and recreation agenda. AGO takes as its premise that lasting conservation solutions should rise from the American people – that the protection of our natural heritage is a non-partisan objective shared by all Americans.

As amazing as this photo is of Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands is, experiencing it in person is even better.

The American Recreation Coalition lists the national events for 2012 encouraging people to hike, fish, boat, camp, and get outdoors

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About K9vin

I have been a volunteer for the humane treatment of animals in the Milwaukee area for 10 years as well as our parks system including founding the friends group for off-leash dog parks and a volunteer for The Park People. I was born in and raised near Milwaukee and have pride in the city. I want to be one of the people always striving to make Milwaukee better, starting with getting other men involved in their community.

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