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RBFF to Attend White House Briefing on America’s Great Outdoors Initiative
Sportsmen and Sportswomen to Learn about Implementation of the Initiative

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 7, 2011) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced its president and CEO Frank Peterson has been invited to attend a White House policy briefing for sportsmen and sportswomen about implementing the America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative. The briefing will take place on Monday, June 13.

“We’re pleased to be part of this important briefing about conservation and recreation in America,” said Peterson. “The future of boating and fishing, and conservation of our aquatic natural resources depends on participation. And the more we can engage in programs that address the future of how our nation supports conservation and outdoor recreation, the better.”

AGO was established in April 2010 by President Obama to support and promote community-level conservation efforts and to reconnect Americans to the outdoors. It 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. AGO turns to communities for local, grassroots conservation initiatives and calls for reworking inefficient policies and making the Federal Government a better partner with states, tribes and local communities.

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About RBFF
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Anglers’ Legacy™.