Bringing the outdoor recreation community together to learn from each other, raise the profile of this key sector of our economy and advocate for the value of outdoor recreation and our public lands at the state and local level.
Bringing the Outdoor Community Together:
Recreation Northwest EXPO May 2020
Highlighting our regional outdoor recreation businesses, lands and opportunities to help people find new ways to get outside and play.
Outdoor Recreation Summit November 2020
Building on momentum at the state and national level we are bringing Recreation Industry Professionals – retailers, manufacturers, tourism promoters, land managers and stewardship organizations – together to explore and share ways to grow and promote Washington State’s flourishing recreation economy.
Bringing together outdoor recreation business owners & employees for networking and conversation.
Recreation Economy Studies
Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Study, 2015:
Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation in Washington Fact Sheet
Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation in Washington
In 2015, Recreation Northwest released:
The Economic Contribution of Outdoor Recreation to Whatcom County.
This is the first study of it’s kind for Whatcom County and we are excited to highlight the impact of outdoor recreation. The study was done by Earth Economics, in Tacoma and funded by Whatcom County, City of Bellingham, Port of Bellingham and Bellingham Whatcom Tourism.
Outdoor recreation an important part of why people choose to live in Whatcom County, it is a foundation of our local economy.
Economic Contribution of Outdoor Recreation to Whatcom County
|Download the Full Report||Download the Factsheet|
Recreation Economy posts from our blog, The Confluence
Support for the Fix Our Parks campaignOn behalf of our friends at the Pew Charitable Trust, please support their #FixOurParks campaign. Background: Pew’s work to restore America’s parks seeks to raise awareness about the $11.9 billion deferred maintenance backlog facing the National Park Service (NPS) and implement long-term solutions to address the challenge. The initiative collaborates with national partner groups, as... Read More →
Tell the City What You Think About Bellingham’s Park System!Please Take the Parks and Recreation Community Survey We need your help! Public feedback on the Parks & Recreation Community Survey will ensure that the update to Bellingham’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan accurately reflects the needs and wants of our growing community both now and into the future. Every six years the State Recreation and Conservation Office requires... Read More →
Tuesday, June 18th – Basecamp at Gruff Brewery, BellinghamTuesday, June 18th (moved back one week) Gruff Brewery 104 E Maple St #101, Bellingham, WA 98225 Facebook event page 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Social Hour 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Chime In & Q-n-A session (see below) Each month in Bellingham, we host our Basecamp events to bring people from the outdoor recreation industry... Read More →