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Outdoor Recreation Industry Praises Interiors's Creation of New Recreation Advisory Committee
Washington DC (November 6, 2017)
The U.S. Department of the Interior is devoting important new resources to outdoor recreation on America’s public lands and waters. Secretary Ryan Zinke today announced the creation of a Recreation Advisory Committee to help improve visitor experiences through expanded public-private partnerships. The committee will be “dedicated to looking at public-private partnerships across all public lands, with the goal of expanding access to and improving the infrastructure on public lands.” For more.
AMI staff attends IBEX special session on disaster relief and recovery - Updated (11/9/17)
September 20, 2017
IBEX 2017 held a special session on disaster relief. This little over an hour session focused on what to do at your facility after experiencing a natural disaster. See this September's Legislative Report for preliminary information from the session. You can find resources provided by NMMA here. Stay tuned for more information from the session as it becomes available by IBEX.
See the session video from IBEX here.
AMI, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable submits letter on disaster relief
October 25, 2017
As part of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR), AMI joined other outdoor recreation groups to deliver a strong and unified message to Congress and the Administration about the importance of including recreation in disaster recovery efforts following recent hurricanes.
The letter to Congress, co-signed by 20 outdoor recreation groups, including AMI, notes, “As you determine a path forward to restore and rebuild the recent devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the outdoor recreation industry asks for your focus on recreational infrastructure throughout the process. While reestablishing recreational opportunities are important to return a sense of cultural normalcy to these affected states, outdoor recreation is also an important economic driver. Restoring and improving recreational access and facilities will help provide necessary and important economic recovery in the U.S., specifically in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.”
Adding, “Extreme high water, strong winds and surge from these storms caused exponential damage to bridges, boat ramps, docks, piers and navigational aids as well as erosion and structural damage to recreational facilities and access points in our local, state and national parks. The damage is not just of recreational importance, but also of public safety.”
Read ORIR’s full letter to Congress here
NMMA, AMI, and state trade associations submit letters on Harvey and Irma relief
September 19, 2017
AMI joined the National Marine Manufacturing Association and other trade associations to members of the Texas and Florida federal delegation in order to elevate awareness on the impact Hurricane Harvey and Irma had on marinas and boating infrastructure in Texas and Florida respectively. See an example of the Florida and Texas letters.
AMI and Affiliates submit proposal to 2020 National Electric Code Update
September 7, 2017
AMI and its affiliates (Virginia Marine Trades Association, Marina Association of Texas, Midwest Marina Association, and the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbor Masters and Port Managers) submitted a proposal for the 2020 National Electric Code update. This effort is to connect better with a code making process that effects almost every marina and boatyard business in the United States. More updates will come as the 2020 update process moves forward.
AMI Joins Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR)
August 28, 2017
AMI is proud to announce our membership to the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR). AMI joins America’s outdoor recreation leaders to promote the growth of the outdoor recreation economy, through policy and legislative reform. Among the members of this group are the National Marine Manufacturers Association, BoatUS, and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA).