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16 February 2017

Raising Awareness of the Importance of the Outdoor Recreation Sector to Washington State

This is How We Rally

This year's 5th annual rally day was held -- appropriately -- in a large tent on the Capital
grounds in Olympia, and it was open to the public. Some 60 vendors and organizations had information and display booths on site. Representatives describe their part of the outdoor recreation sector.
Governor, Lands Commissioner, Lawmakers & Outdoor Recreation Leaders from Washington and Colorado 10 February 2017

Governor, Lands Commissioner, Lawmakers & Outdoor Recreation Leaders from Washington and Colorado

Big Tent Rally Day - Feb 15, 2017

(OLYMPIA) -- Governor Jay Inslee, newly elected Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz, leaders on Washington’s and Colorado's outdoor recreation policy, and Washington State Legislators will join over 60 organizations that have a deep passion for the outdoors in celebrating the 5th Annual Big Tent Outdoor Recreation Rally Day.  Festivities take place midday February 15th on the State Capitol grounds. 
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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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