ICYMI: Governor Shapiro’s New Office of Outdoor Recreation Praised As ‘Government Done Right’

“[…] similar to other Shapiro administration strategies that show a keen understanding of how government works, and how to make it work better”

Harrisburg, PA – Less than a week after Governor Josh Shapiro’s announcement, the newly formed Office of Outdoor Recreation is receiving praise as “government done right” – building on the Shapiro Administration’s commitment to making state government more accessible and effective for all Pennsylvanians. 

The bipartisan budget Governor Shapiro signed into law invests $112 million to improve state parks and forests, spur economic growth in the outdoor recreation industry, and make Pennsylvania the largest state to open an Office of Outdoor Recreation.

This newly formed office will be focused on growing the state’s outdoor sector, which adds $14 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy and accounts for 152,000 jobs. The Office will coordinate efforts with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the departments of Community and Economic Development and Health, PennDOT, and others, to create a cohesive strategy for the growth and expansion of the outdoor sector.

See what Pennsylvanians are reading about the Shapiro Administration’s Office of Outdoor Recreation: 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Editorial: New Pa. outdoor recreation office is government done right

Daily Courier: Shapiro launches Office of Outdoor Recreation while visiting Connellsville

TribLive: Governor touts Connellsville as an example of success investing in outdoor recreation

GoErie: PA launches Office of Outdoor Recreation to grow outdoors impact

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. launches Office of Outdoor Recreation

ABC27: Governor Shapiro highlights funding for Pennsylvania state parks

KDKA: Pennsylvania launches Office of Outdoor Recreation

LVB: Shapiro Administration launches Office of Outdoor Recreation


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