There is no debate over the fact that Brevard County is a remarkable place of beauty and natural wonders. There is almost constant debate about the best ways to protect it.On April 16, 2010, President Obama launched America's Great Outdoors Initiative, which focuses on promoting community level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces.
The President said that the initiative will be an effort to collect the best ideas on conservation from local communities to help reconnect Americans to the outdoors. The outdoors initiative will also encourage families to spend more time outdoors by building on the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative.
As part of the initiative, the President has launched a national dialogue about conservation in America, asking America's thoughts about conserving our outdoor spaces. A website has been setup to help initiate this national conversation.
This is the perfect opportunity for everyone to share their thoughts about what needs to be protected, why it needs to be protected and how.
Please join the conversation about America’s Great Outdoors. Share your thoughts about the places you love, your community’s efforts to protect them, and how we can better support modern-day land and water conservation efforts happening right here in Brevard and across the country.
Visit America's Great Outdoors Idea Jam and search to see if your idea is already listed. For example, Master Naturalist Programs have been listed as a great way to connect people to nature. If you like that idea, you can add your comments and promote the idea. If you see ideas that you strongly disagree with, you can add your comments and demote the idea. If your idea is not listed, you can add it.
Community-driven efforts have always been crucial to help conserve America’s land, water, and wildlife. Without them , we would not be blessed with so many wonderful parks, refuges, forests, and open spaces that we enjoy today.
Share your thoughts. Brag about your projects. Keep the conversation going!