6 Reasons Why Parks Matter for Health 26 August 2016

6 Reasons Why Parks Matter for Health

Robert Woods Foundation

Research shows that using public parks—even tiny local ones in your neighborhood—contributes to health in a number of ways, from promoting physical activity to improving mental health and even having the potential to reduce health care costs.
How the Outdoor Industry Found Its Lobbying Voice 10 August 2016

How the Outdoor Industry Found Its Lobbying Voice

Associations Now

More organized than ever, groups like the Outdoor Industry Association have started to make inroads on the advocacy front, thanks to two big factors: the ability to get disparate voices at the table, and the support of industry advocates at the state level.

Washington Trails Coalition 2016 Conference 8 August 2016

Washington Trails Coalition 2016 Conference

October 13-15 - Richland, WA

Registration is open for the Washington Trails Coalition 2016 Conference, occurring October 13-15 in Richland, WA. The organization is also seeking exhibitors. 
WWRC Annual Breakfast 26 July 2016

WWRC Annual Breakfast

Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition

Bringing together nearly 700 business leaders, politicians, community leaders, philanthropists, and Coalition partners, this annual event will recognize great leaders in protecting and promoting Washington's outdoor spaces. Join us for breakfast as we celebrate our shared success preserving our outdoor legacy.  Thursday, September 29
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Click here to RSVP! 
25 July 2016

The RCFB Unanimously Approves $120M Funding Request for WWRP

Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition

The Recreation & Conservation Funding Board (RCFB) unanimously approved a $120 million funding request for the WWRP to be included in the RCO’s budget request to the Governor. The RCFB’s decision mirrors what the Coalition’s Board of Directors had also unanimously resolved to advocate for next session. 
Public To Decide How $2 Million In Grants Will Be Split Among National Parks 15 June 2016

Public To Decide How $2 Million In Grants Will Be Split Among National Parks

Mount Rainier - Longmire Historic District Needs Our Votes!

The Longmire Historic District in Mount Rainier National Park has been selected to participate in Partners in Preservation: National Parks, a program celebrating the 2016 National Park Service Centennial. The program features 20 national parks vying for $2M in preservation grant funding as decided by popular vote through the National Geographic website. Through July 5, the public can vote for up to five parks once a day to receive a share of the funding. The parks with the most votes at the end of the voting period will be awarded grants for historic restoration projects, until the full $2 million is distributed.   Click here to vote!

Free Entry Saturday to State Parks, National Forests 10 June 2016

Free Entry Saturday to State Parks, National Forests

The Seattle Times

Saturday, June 11, is a free-entry day at U.S. national forests and at Washington State Parks, in observance of National Get Outdoors Day, a new annual event to encourage healthful and active outdoor fun.
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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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