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Town Hall Meeting Focuses On Getting People Outdoors

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By Leslie Byford

Representatives from several federal agencies are gearing up to hear from residents in the Chesapeake region about how to get people outdoors.

Community organizations along with residents will get the chance to voice their ideas about how to protect the region's parks and other public space at a public forum taking place tomorrow.

Joy Oaks is the Senior Mid-Atlantic Director of the National Parks and Conservation Association. She says that the forum will allow participants to talk about the resources needed to protect some of the area's valuable landmarks.

"Our region is rich in American History. And many of our national parks are terrific outdoor classrooms where people can walk in the footsteps of history and get outside at the same time, " says Oaks.

The session is a part of America's Great Outdoors Initiative aimed at helping Americans reconnect with the environment.

The event is free and open to the public and is being held today at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis Maryland.

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