The Western Governors’ Association and Outdoor Nation have announced a pilot project to inspire teenagers and their families to get outdoors and take advantage of the many great places for outdoor recreation throughout the Western states. Several western governors have agreed to create a position of Youth Outdoor Recreation Outreach Coordinator in their offices. Then, by utilizing social media to highlight unique outdoor spaces in their states, the teens will be encouraged to get outside and be active. WGA Chair and Washington Governor Chris Gregoire says it is unfortunate that many kids are not experiencing the beauty of the natural world around them, unaware of the awe-inspiring state and national parks, forests and rivers. The program is being piloted in Colorado, South Dakota and Idaho.