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U.S. Department of Commerce February 14, 2018 Press Release

State Funding Mechanisms for Outdoor Recreation August 2017 Report

Recreationalists Spent $21 billion in Washington state in 2014 April 25, 2016 Press Release

Big Tent Outdoor Recreation Coalition Rally Day February 3, 2016 Press Release

Big Tent Outdoor Recreation Coalition Rally Day

February 24, 2015   Press Release

Washington State Parks Budget Request January 22, 2015 Fact Sheet - Reinvesting in WA State Parks Legislative Summary - Washington State Parks

Economic Analysis of Outdoor Recreation in Washington State January 2015 The Recreation & Conservation Office releases study of outdoor recreation benefits in Washington State.  More

Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition requests $97 million to fund conservation, outdoor recreation June 2014 The Coalition believes increased funding for the WWRP is needed to meet the demand of a growing population in addition to rising construction and land costs. More

Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation Established February 19, 2014 - To develop a transformation strategy for outdoor recreation in Washington State.  View the task force's recommendations. More

Outdoor Industry Report January 2014 Outdoor recreation in Washington creates jobs, supports communities, generates tax revenue and helps drive the economy.  More

Data Minimize

A new 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.  

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