The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) celebrates five years of uniting the union community and expanding and improving access to hunting, fishing, and wildlife.
More than 250 union partners, sponsors and friends helped USA celebrate its anniversary with a special event at AFL-CIO Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Hosted by USA Board Chairman and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the event highlighted the USA’s milestones over the last five years; honored the unions, partners and individuals who have contributed to the organization’s success; and set the USA’s direction for coming years.
A USA Walk of Fame display provided guests with a visual representation of the organization’s achievements. Guests also met Brotherhood Outdoors co-hosts Daniel Lee Martin and Julie McQueen.
USA also introduced its new Adopt-a-Park Program, in which USA members will lace up their boots and enlist the help of their families, friends and fellow union members to renew, rebuild and restore America’s treasured state parks.
America’s 6,624 state parks are continually faced with budget cuts and have a backlog of repair and restoration projects, says USA. The USA is America’s only outdoor conservation organization whose members have the collective training, skills and equipment to take on such projects.
“As we reflect on the amazing conservation work our members have done over the last five years, it’s also important to look towards the future impact we can have on America’s outdoor heritage,” said USA Executive Director Fred Myers. “Whether restoring a weathered visitors center or rebuilding the park ranger station, USA members will come together through Adopt-A-Park to exhibit pride, craftsmanship, dedication and unity while demonstrating to all park visitors the best of what being union in America really means.”
Launched in 2007, the USA unites union sportsmen and women and likeminded individuals to educate future generations of sportsmen, conserve healthy wildlife habitat and volunteer their time and skills for projects that improve access to quality places to hunt, fish and shoot.