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May 2020 Outdoor Rec Hotlist and Planning + Grant Opportunities

By Jon Snyder, Senior Policy Advisor to Gov. Jay Inslee

CORONAVIRUS resources:

All the latest updates: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/

May HOTLIST

  1. State Outdoor Recreation Opening
    1. State recreation lands to reopen May 5 – local day-use only

    2. Anglers hit the water as fishing opens

    3. Olympic National Park to begin phased-in reopening next week

    4. Local officials: Reopening should be taken slowly

    5. Some recreation will be allowed to reopen May 5th

    6. Crawford State Park and Gardner Cave remain closed among 31 others

    7. When will we reach next phase of reopening? Great question.

    8. WA moves to reopen: Not so much here

  2. As Washington state slowly reopens, dark clouds hover over budget

  3. Social distancing and the outdoors:

    1. The danger of ending social distancing too early

    2. Social distancing survival guide

    3. Why Tri-Cities is doing worse on social distancing. Warm weather doesn’t help

    4. Ideas Roll in for Combating "Dangerous Crowding" on Seattle's Trails and Sidewalks

    5. Sunny holiday weekend causes concerns (link not available)

  4. Concerns about too much travel to rural areas:

    1. Olympic National Park closes beaches, coastal areas

    2. Fear and apprehension in Pacific County

    3. Dingler tells possible visitors, ‘Now is not the time’

    4. Fleeing Seattle affluent urbanites head to vacation homes worrying some year-rounders

  5. Bicycling Booms During Lockdown—But There's A Warning From History
     

WA outdoor business news:

Governor news:

Hunting and Fishing news:

Trails:

Additional news:

Planning:

None this month.

Grants:

LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/  

 

Jon Snyder
Outdoor recreation and Economic Development
Senior Policy Advisor to Gov. Jay Inslee
Office: 360-902-0488   Mobile: 360-584-3804
jon.snyder@gov.wa.gov

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