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March 17, 2011

From the (e)Mailbox: America's Great Outdoors Initiative

The letter below is from Tim Fullerton, U.S. Department of the Interior.

Dear Friend,

Last month President Obama announced the final report of his America's Great Outdoors initiative, featuring you, young Americans who are excited about conservation and ready to get involved in the outdoors. Your suggestions were clear. You want the outdoors to be relevant and accessible to everyone. You want jobs and more opportunities to learn in the outdoors. But most importantly, you want to help make it happen. Now, we want to keep the conversation going.

Please join us on Thursday March 17th at 2:00 pm, EST, as Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar answer your questions live at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

Submit your questions in advance on the YouthGO YouTube page at www.youtube.com/user/YouthGOdoi or send them to YouthGO@ios.doi.gov.

You can also submit questions live via the White House Facebook app at apps.facebook.com/whitehouselive.

With the release of the America's Great Outdoors report we mark a new beginning in our efforts to reconnect our nation's young people to the natural places that define our country and fuel our spirit of adventure. Our nation's youth have spoken. Now it's up to us to listen to what you've said.

We look forward to speaking with you on Thursday March 17th at 2:00 pm, EST.


Tim Fullerton
Director of New Media

U.S. Department of the Interior

P.S. – You can view the full report on our newly launched website at www.americasgreatoutdoors.gov.

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