Outdoor Industry Fuels Economy
As we know the outdoor industry is big business and fuels over 7 million of jobs in the U.S. According to the Outdoor Industry Association outdoor recreation spending is the 3rd largest sector in the U.S. economy after financial services and health care coming in at $887 billion a year.
Amount spent every year on Watersports recreation
Outdoor recreation is an economic powerhouse in the United States, each year generating $86 billion annually in watersports spending along- including kayaking, stand-up paddling, rafting, canoeing, and motorized boating.
economic impact of the Colorado river to the us economy
The Colorado River is vital to the economies of the seven-state region through which it flows, supporting $1.4 trillion in economic output, $871 billion in wages and 16 million jobs annually.
natural capital in the Columbia river valley
Natural capital within the Columbia River Basin provides $198 billion in value annually in food, water, flood risk reduction, recreation, habitat, aesthetic, and other benefits.
Many of America's rivers are endangered due to drought, overuse and water quality issues. Learn more about the challenges our rivers face and how you can help below.
How to help rivers in your area
Many organizations across the U.S are working to protect, save, clean and manage our rivers. Learn how you can impact the health of rivers in your area here.
Rally for rivers at outdoor retailer
Our partner groups are hosting a number of river related events throughout the Outdoor Retailer show, with most on Tuesday July 24th which is "River Day"
Support our partners
Many groups have contributed to the effort to highlight rivers at Summer Outdoor Retailer. Find out how you can support these river groups here.