Summit scheduled for Denver in late July.
They will arrive from Montana, Utah, South Dakota and across
Wyoming to a pre-meeting (now dubbed the Summit “Tailgate”) at
Curt Gowdy State Park in the Laramie Mountains
heading out to Denver.
The Wyoming event, planned and co-hosted by the Wyoming State Parks, will give these summit delegates additional time to discuss the challenges facing the region, network and collaborate on potential solutions.
“Often when people think of the Rocky Mountain West, they don’t
think beyond Colorado,” said Keith Kyhl,America’s State Parks Youth Ambassador
from Wyoming. “But, the truth is, there
are incredible and irreplaceable outdoor spaces all
across this region. It is really inspiring to see so many of
my peers committing their time
and expertise to these issues through Outdoor Nation.”
Buses from Helena, Salt Lake, Jackson and Rapid City will pull into Curt Gowdy State Park mid-day on Thursday July 21st. The delegates will spend the early afternoon in the park hiking, kayaking and mountain biking, and will also lend a hand on a service project showcasing the Epic trails at Curt Gowdy.
Later, they will participate in a formal summit program of discussions and invited speakers before spending a night under the stars.
“We’re delighted to have this group with us in Wyoming and to
have the responsibility for jump-starting the discussions
that will take place in Denver,” said Domenic Bravo, Wyoming State Parks Director.“Wyoming
has already benefited greatly from the youth
leadership in our state developed through the Wyoming Youth Congress and other programs, and we’re looking forward to growing that youth network throughout the region.”
“This has always been the hope of Outdoor Nation – that local
communities would take responsibility for what is happening in
their backyard,” said Christine Fanning, Executive Director of
the Outdoor Foundation. “The fact that the Wyoming ON
Summit “Tailgate” has really grown organically makes it one of
the most inspired
examples of how young people are willing to make a deep personal investment as champions for the outdoors.”
Don’t delay. Spaces are limited!
Photo courtesy of Yann Ropars.