Last week at Outdoor Retailer was full of stories of conservation challenges and successes, people taking action to save wild places, good times and furry animal hats… With hundreds of postcards signed to protect our wild playground and thousands of dollars raised to support the Conservation Alliance and our grantees, last week's show was a huge success!
As members of the outdoor community, we sometimes get caught up in the madness of OR — the meetings, the packed schedule of events and the sheer craziness of four days inside the Salt Palace, but at the end of the day, we're all here to get people outside. And part of that is making sure that we protect the special places that we love for ourselves and future generations.
And in order to protect our playground, we dedicated one whole day of OR to a Keep It Wild day of action. Hundreds of people took action to support conservation causes and at the end of the day we celebrated conservation victories of the last year… And those on the horizon!
Big thanks to our member companies that took part, Black Diamond, Eagle Creek, Horny Toad, Kelty, Osprey Packs, Patagonia and the North Face, as well as all the conservation groups that came out and inspired OR attendees to take action: Save Our Canyons, Alaska Wilderness League, Nevada Wilderness Project, American Whitewater, American Rivers, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Save Our Wild Salmon and the National Parks Conservation Association.
Thanks again to all of our member companies for your awesome support and to the grantees making it happen on the ground. We couldn't do it without you! See you at Winter OR!
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