BigTentNews

4 December 2016

Support for $2 Million Budget Request for No Child Left Inside Grant Program

Islandwood letter to Governor Inslee

Thank you for your strong support of the No Child Left Inside grant program, which is helping young people from 11 districts (2,5,7,10,12,13,14,20,35,39,42) across the state participate in outdoor education and recreation programs this year.  We appreciate all of your efforts to help young people connect with the natural world. (View entire letter)
Making the Case for the Value of Getting People Outdoors 23 November 2016

Making the Case for the Value of Getting People Outdoors

November 22, 2016

On November 22, a group of outdoor recreation advocates got the chance to meet with Governor Jay Inslee to reinforce important messages about the importance of policies and investment focused on the great outdoors.  Here’s a photo of the group, which included Big Tent President Marc Berejka and the Governor’s outdoor recreation policy adviser Jon Snyder (far left and second from far left), as well as Big Tent Board Member Katherine Hollis of the Mountaineers (fourth from left).”

21 November 2016

Sales of Discover Pass Increasing, Funding Still Short

Heraldnet, Everett WA

OLYMPIA — Discover Pass sales are on the rise as residents and tourists grow accustomed to paying a fee to visit state parks and recreation lands. But it is unlikely the program will ever generate enough money to cover the full cost of operating Washington’s public parks system as lawmakers envisioned when they created the user fee program in 2011.
Next Big Tent Board Meeting 11/17/2016 6 November 2016

Next Big Tent Board Meeting 11/17/2016

10 am - 12 pm at the Northwest Marine Trade Association

The Big Tent board meeting is open to all.  Agenda includes an advocacy discussion; 2017 budget; and future board meeting date selection.  Contact info@bigtentcoalition.info with questions.

Colorado's Outdoor Recreation Industry Tries Innovation, Education To Spur Job Creation 6 November 2016

Colorado's Outdoor Recreation Industry Tries Innovation, Education To Spur Job Creation

Colorado Matters

When you think of job creators in Colorado the agriculture and tech sectors might come to mind. However, the state's outdoor recreation industry supports 125,000 workers earning $4.2 billion annually. Its economic impact is over $13 billion. This election, both Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have talked extensively about U.S. job security and job creation.  Dan English, CEO and founder of Voormi, a Colorado-based outdoor clothing company, says his company creates jobs in small towns across Colorado. 
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A state study completed by the Recreation and Conservation Office in January 2015, finds that people in Washington spend nearly $22 billion each year hiking, skiing, boating, golfing, and in other outdoor pursuits.  See Study

 

January 2014 - Outdoor recreation is an economic powerhouse in the United States, each year generating $646 billion in customer spending and 6.1 million direct jobs.  See Study

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