Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Mark Satkiewicz Memorial Fund: After the passing of our colleague Mark Satkiewicz last weekend, a fund has been created in his name to provide gear and resources to Steamboat Springs youth.

Celebrate the newest outdoor holiday: In honor of the Great American Outdoors Act’s passage on August 4, the National Park Service has announced that the date will be an ongoing annual holiday, with free admission to the parks every year. [Adventure Journal]

VF bets big on community: The VF Foundation announced the recipients of its latest gifting cycle, a total of $7.3 million in investments to 80 organizations around the world.

Mountain Gazette returns: A historic adventure publication has been resurrected under the leadership of former Ski Journal editor Mike Rogge. [Teton Gravity Research]

Saddleback reopens after years: The Maine ski area is preparing to welcome guests for the first time since closing for renovations in 2014. [WMTW]

SIA petitions congress: More than 100 members of Snowsports Industries America sent a letter to congress urging the passage of the RESTART Act, a bill to provide further pandemic relief to small and mid-sized businesses. 

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Two announcements from Pocket Outdoor Media: SNEWS' parent company recently signed the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge and elected a new board member.

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