Some of you may remember Karl Beard when he was a naturalist for the Mohonk Preserve. He currently works with the National Park Service's River and Trails Program here in the Hudson Valley. He has asked if I might share this document announcing Public Listening Sessions on the President's America's Great Outdoors Initiative. Full text can be found at a number of sites. If interested, try the one below. The local public session is August 6, 9am to 12pm @ the Student Center of Marist College. RC