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National Get Outdoors Day - Saturday June 11, 2016 13 March 2016

National Get Outdoors Day - Saturday June 11, 2016

Washington Parks Foundation

Your organization is invited to Washington's third annual Get Outdoors Adventure Awaits Expo! The cost is free to all participants. This year's event on Saturday, June 11 promises to be even bigger than last year with lots more options for recreation and outdoor activities for everyone. Come celebrate National Get Outdoors Day at beautiful Millersylvania State Park just outside of Olympia.
WWRP Bill Passes Legislature 12 March 2016

WWRP Bill Passes Legislature

Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition

On March 8th, the Senate voted to concur on the House amendments to SSB 6227 by a 45-2 vote. At a moment when much of the buzz in Olympia is focused on bipartisan conflict, a bill modernizing a successful 25-year old program has received remarkable bipartisan and bicameral support. The Senate’s decision clears the way for the bill to be signed into law by the Governor later this month. Once the paperwork is completed, it will be transmitted to the Governor, where he will have up to 20 days to take action.
Big Tent Outdoor Recreation Coalition May Board Meeting 2 March 2016

Big Tent Outdoor Recreation Coalition May Board Meeting

Save the Date: May 23, 2016

Announcing the next meeting of the Big Tent board will be 10 am - 12 pm, Monday May 23, 2016 at REI headquarters in Kent.  Members and guests welcome, however due to facility security measures rsvp is required in advance for entry.  RSVP to info@bigtentcoalition.info by May 18, 2016 so that your attendance can be confirmed.
Washington Legislative Sportsmen's Fish-In & Annual Shootout at Littlerock Events 15 February 2016

Washington Legislative Sportsmen's Fish-In & Annual Shootout at Littlerock Events

Monday, February 15, & Tuesday February 23, 2016

The truth is we had decided to do a fish-in instead of a shootout this year. We thought it might be easier during the short 60 day session. The shootout was so popular among legislators and staff that we had to add it back in so now we are doing both! 

Today, Monday, is President Day and kids are out of school and many come to the Olympia campus. Have we got a treat for them! Troutlodge is bringing a portable pool and 400 fish. Plenty of rods and wonderful volunteers will be helping.
 

Your State Parks 8 February 2016

Your State Parks

Washington State Park Foundation

Because of your support, the Washington State Parks Foundation is able to share your love for parks in countless ways. See our two minute video that shows some of the ways and how to get involved, from Executive Director John Floberg.

4th Annual Big Tent Rally Day! 7 February 2016

4th Annual Big Tent Rally Day!

Big Tent Outdoor Recreation Coalition

Thanks to all of you who came to the 4th Annual Big Tent Rally Day and made the event such a success!   Photo gallery history of all four Rally Days now on the Big Tent flickr.

Governor, Former Sounders Keeper, Mountaineering Legend, Lawmakers Highlight “Big Tent” Rally Day to Showcase Economic Power of Outdoor Recreation 28 January 2016

Governor, Former Sounders Keeper, Mountaineering Legend, Lawmakers Highlight “Big Tent” Rally Day to Showcase Economic Power of Outdoor Recreation

Big Tent Rally Day - Wednesday, February 3, 10am - 2pm

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee, mountaineering legend Jim Whittaker, former Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, and State Senators Andy Hill (R-Redmond) and Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas Island) along with State Representative Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island) will headline a rally of outdoor recreation businesses, vendors, non-profit groups, and local and state agencies on Wednesday, Feb. 3.  The rally will spotlight Washington’s outdoor recreation sector that generates $22 billion  in revenue and nearly 200,000 direct jobs throughout urban and rural Washington.

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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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