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
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Recreation Economy posts from our blog, The Confluence
Alliance Gathering in Seattle at The Collective – November 12thTuesday, November 12th 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm The Collective – an urban basecamp for the mind, body and soul. 400 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 | 47˚ 36′ 28.8468 N 122˚ 20′ 6.6012″ W Google Map Social Schedule 5:00 – 5:45 pm Casual Conversations 6:00 pm Chime IN 6:15 pm... Read More →
KAVU Industry Tour – Alliance Gathering Kick OFF!BOMBS AWAY!! “Here have a Shōchū Bomb” (Shōchū mixed with Sapporo Beer). You can shoot it or sip it,” I was instructed by KAVU founder Barry Barr. Yes, that was essentially the introduction when we arrived at KAVU, Inc. Headquarters in Ballard for our Seattle Chapter Kickoff. As I sipped my drink, I was introduced to some... Read More →
Press Release: 2020 Recreation Northwest EXPO to expand outdoors to Marine Park and Evil Bikes in Fairhaven, WA.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 12, 2019 For more information contact: Todd Elsworth, Recreation Northwest Todd@RecreationNorthwest.org 360.739.8458 Media Assets Recreation Northwest EXPO photos Recreation Northwest EXPO video Recreation Northwest EXPO map 2020 Recreation Northwest EXPO to expand outdoors to Marine Park and Evil Bikes in Fairhaven, WA. BELLINGHAM, WA (September 12, 2019) – Held annually... Read More →