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RecCon Montana Coming to Missoula

The Montana Outdoors Foundation is sponsoring a three-day outdoor recreation convention – dubbed RecCon Montana – in Missoula on July 19-21 at Fort Missoula. The Missoulian article announcing RecCon reports the event “hopes to bring both the business and policy sides of outdoor recreation together this summer for a three-day exposition in Missoula.“ Any and all aspects of outdoor recreation are included within the event, and more info is available at the RecCon website. Jeff Wright, a UM graduate, a member of the Montana Ambassadors, an expert in computer technology and design and President of the Montana Outdoors Foundation, is leading the RecCon event and working with nonprofits like Five Valleys Land Trust in the process. From the Missoulian article: At Five Valleys Land Trust, philanthropy director Whitney Schwab said she looked forward to an opportunity to show how land trust work contributes to the outdoor economy. Projects like Five Valley’s Dean Stone easements and trails, or the new trail networks in Whitefish and Three Forks, give people more places to follow their hobbies and passions. “I think the timing is good to have that kind of cross-section of outdoor professionals and outdoor industry people to come together,” Schwab said. “We’re excited to have the exposure of our role in supporting the outdoor industry with the spaces we helped create and steward.”

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