May 28-31, 1998 -- National Summit on Land and Water Conservation -- New Orleans, LA. The aim is to help revitalize the Land and Water Conservation Fund with grassroots stewardship and innovative policies to continue the legacy of the LWCF in conservation, recreation, and cultural preservation. Information: Kelly O'Neal (202) 429-2606.
June 6 -- National Trails Day 1998
June 8-12 -- Great Outdoors Week '98 -- Washington, DC. American Recreation Coalition sponsors an annual week to highlight recreation issues to Congress. Includes an Outdoor Fair, meetings with agency leaders, discussions with Members of Congress, awards, and events promoting recreation. Information: American Recreation Coalition, 1225 New York Ave., Suite 450, Washington DC 20005 (202) 682-9530.
June 9-13 -- 30th Annual Snowmobile Congress -- Traverse City, MI. Representatives from snowmobile associations in 28 states and 12 Canadian provinces will join the national organizations in information sharing and program development. Information: Christine Jourdain, American Council of Snowmobile Associations (517) 351-4362.
June 18-21 -- Equitana USA -- Louisville, KY. The "World's Fair of Equestrian Sports." Information: (888) 467-7371 or on the web at: www.equitanausa.com
June 16-21 -- African American Parks, Recreation and Open Space Summit -- Los Angeles, CA. The National Association for African American Heritage Preservation will hold its second national conference, including a tour of the L.A. River Greenway project, a symposium on the business of history, and highlights of successful African American community preservation efforts nationwide. Information: NAAAHP Conference '98, PO Box 441390, Indianapolis IN 46244, or e-mail: NAAAHP@aol.com
July 16-20 -- 4-H Youth OHV Vision Team National Conference -- Atlanta, GA. The purpose of the conference is to bring together youth and adults interested in OHV recreation. Workshops on safety, environment, and maintenance will be held. Information: Russ Webber by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at (301) 961-2894.
September 8-11 -- Pro Bike/Pro Walk -- Santa Barbara, CA. National biennial conference of, by, and for bicycle and pedestrian program specialists. Information: (202) 463-6622; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.bikefed.org
September 19-23 -- American Horse Council Annual Convention -- Washington, DC. Focus on legislative goals, meeting with Congress, and the significance of the horse industry. Information: (202) 296-4031.