GetOutdoorsColorado.org

NEWS RELEASE2013 Natl Get Outdoors Day

SPRING INTO THE OUTDOORS WITH GetOutdoorsColorado.org

Have you ever wanted to go for a hike, a bike ride, or try a new outdoor activity, but you weren’t sure where to go? In celebration of Earth Day, the Colorado Parks & Recreation Association and Get Outdoors Colorado are launched a new website called GetOutdoorsColorado.org to give people thousands of opportunities to explore and experience Colorado.

The new website is an online springboard to all activities and events outdoors in Colorado. GetOutdoorsColorado.org is free for organizations that provide outdoor events and experiences to post and share activities and programs. The website is free for the public to search activities and to create a customized membership for outdoor interests.

GetOutdoorsColorado.org is a Colorado-specific launch pad for people looking for new recreation, educational and stewardship opportunities. Activities and programs can be queried by

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activity type, geographic location, date or organization. Members can post photos and videos of their adventures and even receive email reminders of activities. The website also offers a children’s resource section that features games, trail maps, outdoor myths and outdoor facts.

The interactive website is an outcome of a years’ worth of collaboration between US Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, GP Red, Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, Colorado Kids Outdoors, The Denver Botanic Gardens, The Colorado Parks and Recreation Association and many others. GetOutdoorsColorado.org has more than 80 partners posting activities in 25 different categories throughout 20 counties across the state. The website is also fully integrated on social media platforms to allow for greater connectivity statewide.

“The website is a great resource. It helps us showcase our events and programs to the public in a collaborative and accessible way, in addition to connecting us to a diverse partner network,” said Karl Brummert, Executive Director of the Audubon Society of Greater Denver.

Get Outdoors Colorado is made up of various federal, state and local agencies, nonprofits and for-profit companies that are dedicated to connecting children usfs-logoand families to nature and healthy, active, outdoor lifestyles.

“GetOutDoorsColorado.org is a unique resource for people searching for recreation opportunities across Colorado. With a wide range of partners including parks and recreation agencies, nonprofits as well as tourism organizations, there is an activity for everyone. The website has the ability to search for an activity by type and date in any area of Colorado and allows people anywhere in the state to find something close to home or close to where they are vacationing. It truly is a great way to find your next outdoor adventure,” said Cathy Metz, President of the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association and Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Durango.

Log on and create an account during the week of April 22 to personalize your GetOutdoorsColorado.org experience and spring into the outdoors this Earth Day!



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