Westerman Concludes Tourism Tour in Fourth District
WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted a tourism tour of Arkansas’s Fourth District, promoting outdoor recreation opportunities in the region. Westerman released the following statement:
“I’ve lived in Arkansas my whole life, and I’m still finding new places to explore and experiences to try. Our state has incredible natural sites, parks and outdoor recreation areas to enjoy. I had such a great week visiting many of these locations, meeting the people who own and manage them and discussing how we can better improve access to public lands. Thank you to everyone who took time to show me around – I hope this tour brings even more awareness to the beauty in our backyards.”
Westerman began the tourism tour in Jasper at the 24-Hour Horseshoe Canyon rock climbing challenge. This event draws hundreds of climbers annually, and boasts some of the best views in the Natural State.
Westerman continued his tour with stops at Poison Springs Battleground State Park, Hogskin Arena, Moro Bay State Park and Warren Shooting Complex, locations which provide opportunities for camping, hiking and outdoor recreation. He also visited Hermitage High School and awarded the Bradley County 4-H forestry team for receiving first place in the 40th Annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational.
To conclude the tour, Westerman traveled to Franklin and Madison Counties to visit public and private land and to discuss ATV trails, wildlife area restorations and more.