Wind River Out of doors Recreation Collaborative to Meet in January in Riverton

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The Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation facilitates several outdoor recreation collaborations convened statewide by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails.

These initiatives bring together local community members, recreational stakeholders, businesses, conservation groups, federal and state agencies, and elected officials to identify and prioritize opportunities for growth and improvement in outdoor recreation.

Dates, times, locations and dial-in information are as follows:

• Sweetwater County Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (SCORC – Sweetwater County) – Tuesday, January 10, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Sweetwater County Library at Green River (300 N 1st E St). Video call link: https://meet.google.com/qdh-fsaf-qcj or dial: (US) +1 513-512-5489 PIN: 604 575 293#. The last meeting, held in November, included updates from the Office of Outdoor Recreation, discussions of four projects in the area, updates from collaborative members, and new ideas for collaboration. On the agenda for January is a charter update, a guest speaker from Southwest Wyoming Offroad Trails, and new and old project updates.

• Wind River Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (WRORC-Fremont County) – Thursday, January 12, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Riverton City Hall (816 N. Federal Blvd). Video call link: https://meet.google.com/zps-wotu-ihc or dial: (US) +1 252-574-6305 PIN: 438 488 453#. At the previous meeting in November, the collaboration heard guest speaker Darran Wells from Central Wyoming College’s Alpine Science Institute, discussed a survey project and shared information on two projects. The January meeting will include a guest speaker from WyoClimbers, a discussion of the survey project, and updates on multiple projects and from multiple organizations and agencies.

• Southeast Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (SWORC – Albany and Carbon Counties) – Thursday, January 19, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Rawlins Historic Depot (400 W. Front Street). Video call link: https://meet.google.com/chr-qcmi-xke or dial: (US) +1 513-783-1147 PIN: 892 733 388#. The November meeting provided updates to the Office of Outdoor Recreation, reviewed the Charter for changes and discussed the Recreation Site Survey the collaboration is working on. The agenda for January includes further discussion of the Recreation Site Survey, a guest speaker and discussion of larger issues presented at previous joint meetings.

Members of the public are welcome to attend joint meetings in person or virtually. Towards the end of each session there will be a designated time for public comment.

Established at the recommendation of the Governor’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force in 2017, the Office of Outdoor Recreation aims to diversify Wyoming’s economy by expanding responsible recreational opportunities through collaboration, outreach, and coordination with stakeholders, landowners, the private sector, and government officials, be improved and encouraged.

Find out more about the office and future community collaborations by following us on social media or by visiting www.wyorec.com.