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~  Take out what you bring in.  Use the large trash bin as a last resort.

~  Please carpool when possible.


Children today spend less time outdoors than they have in any generation in human history, devoting just a few minutes a day on average to instructed outdoor play, while spending about seven-and-a-half hours a day in front of electronic media.
Families clearly play the most important role in getting kids outside to experience the natural world, hunt and fish, or learn about conservation. Community groups such as Izaak Walton League chapters play important roles in providing places to get outside and teaching children about the environment and connecting with the outdoors.

Legislation currently in both houses of Congress called the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act (HKOA) (HR 3353/S 1802) will support state, local and federal strategies with intentions of improving children's health and supporting future economic growth and conservation efforts. The HKOA would provide funding for state-level incentives to connect youth with the outdoors and ensure the next generation of conservation stewards.

Please take a minute to contact your U.S. Representative and Senators today and urge them to support the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act!