CalTrout Attends 2021 California Outdoor Recreation Partnership Virtual Summit
California Outdoor Recreation Partnership Virtual Summit May 17-19, 2021
Last week CalTrout attended the California Outdoor Recreation Partnership Virtual summit. Over a 3-day period, we heard from industry speakers, connected with other outdoor professionals, and met with our state legislative offices to advocate on behalf of several fair access bills. in the open air.
CalTrout staff Analise Rivero, Policy Associate and Megan Nguyen, Education and Outreach Coordinator, met with the offices of Assembly Members David Chiu and Buffy Weeks and State Senators Nancy Skinner and Scott D Wiener. These meetings have enabled us to advocate for equitable access to California’s wild and scenic rivers.
Below are three bills that CalTrout supports and advocated with our government officials.
Support for CalTrout invoices
AB 30 – Human Right to Nature Act
Supporting the human right to nature law would establish that the State of California recognizes that access to nature and the benefits of nature are human rights. This bill will allow departments of the California Natural Resource Agency to use the spending to improve access to nature for all.
SB 45 / AB 1500 – The climate link
These bills will fund future droughts, water, parks, forest fire prevention and coastal protection. This bill will also fund outdoor recreation projects, including projects providing access to nature to urban and disadvantaged communities.
SB 624 – Environmental Fairness and Exterior Access Act
This bill would add a new division to the Public Resources Code that explicitly establishes the promotion of environmental equity and outward access as a goal for all agencies and state departments that manage natural resources.
About the partnership
CalTrout is proud to be a member of the California Outdoor Recreation Partnership.
CORP’s mission is to bring the voice of the outdoor recreation industry to shape policy, support investments, and engage an inclusive community of outdoor participants in California around the benefits of outdoor recreation. As practitioners and leaders in the outdoor recreation industry, CORP is dedicated to ensuring that lawmakers and land managers recognize and promote the economic, educational, environmental, public health and social benefits that the economy of outdoor recreation brings to California.