ARRA Looking for your Recreation Photos


Americans for Responsible Recreation Access (ARRA) is continually working on Capitol Hill to protect your access to public lands across the country.

We maintain consistent contact with key legislators as well as agency officials to ensure that your voice is heard, but we need your help to make sure decision- makers fully understand why we seek to retain and expand access.

Please send us your pictures, videos and stories highlighting responsible recreation. We know that many of you spend a lot of your free time visiting public lands with your families and friends and we want to hear about it! In today’s world when many people are keeping track of activities for social media and blogs and on their phones and digital cameras these excursions are more documented than ever. ARRA would love to take advantage of all these examples to be able to paint a more complete story for policy makers who have to make decisions weighing different public land uses.

Ideally any stories or media you send would include information about where and when your recreation outing occurred. It could be very beneficial to have pictures of a Congressmember’s constituent riding on an area in his or her district for example. The type of submissions that will be the most helpful range from short accounts of a “good day on the trail” to more detailed accounts of trips including rough estimates of how much you spent on food, lodging, fuel and other expenses on overnight trips. Any pictures ARRA uses of OHV enthusiasts will portray responsible recreation including the use of full gear where appropriate and good trail ethics. Accounts or pictures of multiple uses sharing the trail would be particularly beneficial.

Please be aware that ARRA may use any stories or media you send in newsletters, in meetings, or in other ways to help advance access for responsible recreation. By providing the stories or media, you are giving ARRA permission to do so.

As always, thanks for your help. We look forward to hearing your stories and receiving your photographs or videos!

Send submissions to:


In Your State…
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To better help ARRA advocate for responsible access, please forward any messages you receive from Members of Congress in response to this or any ARRA alert to  Also, if you receive a message encouraging you to use a webform to send a message to a Member of Congress, please copy and paste the letter from the ARRA alert into the webform and send.  Thank you.



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