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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. 
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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.  

See Study