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The mission  of the Big Tent  is to promote sustainable, diverse, equitable, and inclusive outdoor experiences in Washington state through advocacy and education.

#RecreateResponsibly to Protect Yourself, Others, and the Outdoors

During this public health crisis, spending time in outdoor spaces has become even more important for many Americans. Yet these unusual circumstances mean that all of us, from seasoned outdoor enthusiasts to families heading out to their local park for the first time, could use a little guidance about how to stay safe. The Recreate Responsibly guidelines offer a starting point for getting outside to keep yourself healthy and to maintain access to our parks, trails, and beaches. [ LEARN MORE ]



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The Clock is Ticking for LWCF
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The Clock is Ticking for LWCF

Advocacy Resources for You

Since being launched 50 years ago, LWCF has invested $637M in Washington state alone on public lands acquisition and access projects that are the setting for much of the recreation that happens in Washington state. This has included key investments in the Pacific Crest Trail and every national park and forest in Washington, along with state lands like Deception Pass State Park, Discovery Park and more than 600 other local and state projects.

WWRC has put together an advocacy toolkit that includes talking points, sample media and social media materials, and other useful resources. If you choose to participate in LWCF advocacy, they will occasionally ask you for low lift actions like social media, letters to the editor, and contacting legislative offices. In all cases they will provide writing and other necessary support to make outreach as easy as possible.

A full list of projects by county is available at the end of this report, and a one page summary of the program can be found here.

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Washington State's Outdoor Recreation Economy Generates

View the 2020 Economic Analysis of Outdoor Recreation in Washington State for details