California OREC in Reach

August 26, 2019

Stewart here from OIA. I’m writing today to ask for your support of AB 1111, the bill to create an Office of Outdoor Recreation in California. The outdoor industry in California employs 690,000 people, accounts for $92 billion in consumer spending and returns $6.2 billion to local communities in tax revenue.

We have seen similar offices succeed in surrounding states that have already recognized the importance that the outdoors has on a healthy economy and a healthy population. The office of outdoor recreation will allow California to continue attracting and growing outdoor businesses, enhance recreational opportunities and ensure that access to California’s world-class public lands is inclusive for all Californians.

The deadline to pass legislation is September 13th, contact your state senator today to let them know AB-1111 is a priority for our industry and will benefit the state.