The Recreate Responsibility Coalition (RRC) was born from unique circumstances and needs. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the coalition developed and shared guidelines and messaging to ensure people have safe and successful outdoor adventures while caring for the places we recreate. And in service to the other centuries-long pandemic — systemic and targeted racism — the coalition also sought ways to dismantle barriers to accessing the outdoors while increasing inclusivity and equity for those who seek fellowship with nature.
As the pandemic has evolved, the need to keep people safe outdoors has only grown given record visitation to public lands and waters. Our messaging is evolving to address these changes, but our goals – to keep people, places, and communities safe – remains the same.
As accessing the benefits of the outdoors has proved so essential to the human experience, and as crowding, human-caused wildfires, and unforeseen issues will continue to affect our beloved natural spaces and communities, we will continue to share messaging and opportunities to connect, create community, and protect ourselves, each other, and the outdoors through #RecreateResponsibly.