Early Bird Registration Now Open for OR Winter Market 2013

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OR winter marketOnline registration is now open for retail, designer, independent reps and distributor attendees of the Outdoor Retailer (OR) Winter Market 2013, set for January 23-26 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The All Mountain Demo takes place on January 22.

To reduce waste, badges will not be mailed to attendees prior to the show. Registration confirmation can be printed at home or loaded on a smartphone and will be used to print badges onsite at multiple entrances.

40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

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EPAThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the primary federal law governing water pollution in the United States. The EPA has set up various outlets for communication on clean water in conjunction with the milestone: Facebook, Twitter (@EPAwater and #cleanwater) and the Greenversations blog with entries from EPA officials.

Throughout 2012, EPA’s Watershed Academy will offer free webinars on different aspects of the Clean Water Act. In the DC area, non-profit Below the Surface in partnership with the EPA, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey invited people to come paddle the Anacostia to celebrate.

NBS Specialty Outdoor Trade Event Changes Dates

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Buying Group, Nation's Best Sports (NBS), has moved the date of the NBS Specialty Outdoor Market from its usual June date to July 17-19 for the upcoming year. The event will continue to be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX and will service the camping, paddle sports and water sports categories. The location includes access to Lady Bird Lake and its surrounding hiking trails, where attendees can demo new products.

For more information, contact Stuart Snow, Director of Member Services at 800-379-0155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Keen Invited Employees to Play on Worldwide Recess Day

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recess is backSeptember 14 marked the 2nd annual Worldwide Recess Day and Keen, as part of its “Recess is Back” initiative, encouraged everyone to take time out of their day to go outside and play for ten minutes. Many Keen stores, office and distributors—from Germany and Canada to Japan and America—held classic recess activities like four-square, hop scotch and tetherball.

Grand Thoughts at the Grand Canyon to Discuss America's National Parks

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Washington, D.C. – From October 16-22, national leaders of the parks community will join innovators in communications and technology as keynote speakers and presenters at Grand Thoughts at the Grand Canyon. The National Park Hospitality Association together with the Grand Canyon National Park are coordinating this meeting of minds to continue the dialog on how to help America’s park idea flourish in the 21st century.

Rodent-Borne Hantavirus Scare in Yosemite Continues

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hantavirusYosemite National Park extended their warning about the fatal rodent-borne hantavirus to 230,000 more recent visitors, confirming that a ninth person has contracted the virus, which has already claimed the lives of three others.

With flu-like symptoms including fever, aches, coughing and shortness of breath, the virus is spread to people who inhale dust particles that have come in contact with urine, saliva or feces of infected creatures. The disease kills more than a third of those infected. Yosemite officials say they expanded the warning from the initial 30,000 (who slept in two tent-cabin locations were the nine were believed to be infected) just to be cautious, especially since the virus can incubate for up to six weeks after exposure.

PrimaLoft to Present The North Face Fall 2012 Speaker Series

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primaloftPrimaLoft announced its sponsorship of the Fall 2012 The North Face Speaker Series beginning in Chicago in early September and wrapping up in Los Angeles in November. The tour will visit 25 venues in the United States and Canada, and looks to shed light on adventure sports and outdoor athletic lifestyles.

The speakers include eight athletes from The North Face team: ski mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill, extreme skier Ingrid Backstrom, alpinist Conrad Anker, ultra-runner Diane Van Deren, alpinist and photographers Jimmy Chin and Cory Richards, rock climber Emily Harrington and rock climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk.

Find out more about the series here

Capitol Christmas Tree Will Be Harvested From the White River National Forest

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Denver, CO – For the upcoming holiday season, the Capitol Christmas Tree will be harvested from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest near Meeker, Colorado. It will then be giftwrapped and trucked over 3,000 miles to the nation’s capitol on a custom-decorated Mack Pinnacle model truck with former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell behind the wheel.

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