Capito Discusses New River Gorge, Way forward for Out of doors Recreation at Senate Listening to


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WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.), a member of the Senate’s Commerce Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, attended a state-of-the-art hearing on outdoor tourism, recreation, and ecotourism. During the hearing, Senator Capito highlighted New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Governor Justice provides incentives for recreational vaccines, and with the panel of witnesses discussed ways to advance the outdoor recreational industry for future generations.


ABOUT THE OUTDOOR RECREATION INDUSTRY DURING THE Pandemic: “We have a pretty large outdoor recreation industry in our state as well. And interestingly, it just blossomed during the pandemic due to its proximity to the more populated parts of the east coast and ease of getting there and a short drive and day if you don’t want to spend the night. what many of us thought about at certain times last year. “

PROMOTING AND ENTERPRISING THE FUTURE OF OUTDOOR RECREATION: “Looking to the future of the outdoor industry, I think we certainly have a new national park in West Virginia. We want to make sure that we have the capacity. ”There for parking and staying overnight, restaurants and all that, that’s new for us. But when I think about how this pandemic has really hit us and more families who may be traveling together for short term trips, I think this is what inspires the next generation of outdoor recreation. I am curious about our panelists and I would love to hear from all of you what your focus is on the next generation, be it a sport fisherman, to inspire them to get outside and enjoy we have the Pandemic survived. Is that something you’ve all been thinking about? What kind of programs are you targeting this next generation? “

ABOUT GOVERNOR JUSTICE’S VACCINATION INCENTIVES: “I would like to note that in an effort to attract the remaining West Virginians who have not accepted the vaccination, our Governor is offering free fishing licenses as an incentive … I know this is a popular one in our state Thing is. “. I think it’s a good idea … Of course he has some trucks running and a million dollar lottery and a whole bunch of other things, but he’s got the free fishing license, so my shoutouts to Governor Justice.

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