The New York Outdoor Recreation Coalition provides a unified voice of outdoor enthusiasts for New York’s diverse user groups across the industry. Our vision is a united and inclusive recreation community that harnesses their passion for outdoor adventure to protect New York’s public lands.
Know Before You Go
Check the status of the place you want to visit. If it’s closed, don’t go. If it’s crowded, have a backup plan
Practice Physical Distancing
Keep your group size small. Be prepared to cover your nose and mouth and give others space. If you are sick, stay home.
Prepare for facilities to be closed, pack lunch, and bring essentials like hand sanitizer and a face covering
Play it Safe
Slow down and choose lower-risk activities to reduce your risk of injury. Search and rescue operations and health care resources are both strained.
Limit long-distance travel and make use of local parks, trails and public spaces. Be mindful of your impact on the communities you visit.
Leave No Trace
Respect public lands and waters, as well as Native and local communities. Take all your garbage with you.
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimize Campfire Impacts
Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Build an Inclusive Outdoors
Be an active part of making the outdoors safe and welcoming for all identities and abilities.
As a coalition we will work to represent the vastness of New York State in the following ways:
Through All regions in New York State and its geographical representation including: Western, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capitol District, Catskills, Hudson Valley, New York City, Long Island..
Through varying types of outdoor recreation
Through opening our coalition to the extraordinary diversity of ALL people who make up New York
Through the avenues of advocacy - in business and government