Podcast S1 E15: Changemakers and Trailblazers: The Confluence of States - Outdoor Recreation Offices Update

June 11, 2024 | 29:34


Join us as podcast host and AORE Executive Director Jeannette Stawski interviews Maribel Castañeda about the Confluence of States, a bipartisan network of state leaders advancing the outdoor recreation industry. Maribel discusses her role as the manager for the Confluence and her love for the outdoors. 

Jeannette and Maribel talk about the creation of the Confluence and the accords that outline the five pillars of their work: conservation and stewardship, education and workforce training, economic development, public health and wellness, and opportunity and experience. They discuss the challenges and obstacles in the outdoor recreation industry, including sustainability and shared stewardship. Maribel shares resources and encourages listeners to get connected with the Confluence of States.



About Maribel

Manager, Confluence of States

Maribel Castañeda is the Manager for the Confluence of States, a bipartisan network of state leaders advancing our outdoor economy through a collective voice. She is a passionate coalition builder with over a decade of experience in local and state government working in areas such as education, community development, board organization, and constituent engagement. She previously served as the Director of Appointments and Director of Latino Outreach for Governor Northam. Maribel is an avid outdoors enthusiast from Harrisonburg, Virginia and grew up exploring the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She loves camping, hiking, and running.





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