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 Saturday, February 23rd
Highlighting our regional outdoor recreation businesses, lands and opportunities to help people find new ways to get outside and play.
Outdoor Recreation Summit Tuesday, March 19th
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
Recreation Northwest presents: Eri’s Adventure – 2018 Columbia River Source to Sea Kayak AdventureEri’s Adventure Project – Teaching Youth the Art of Adventure Outdoor Enthusiasts are welcome to join us for an evening of storytelling and making new friends. John Kuntz will be speaking and sharing his slideshow presentation of his 1,250 mile journey of the Columbia River. Free event, donations encouraged. Tuesday, February 12th 5:00pm – 6:30... Read More →
Basecamp at Stones Throw Brewery in FairhavenCome ring in the new year with fellow Recreationists on Tuesday, January 7th. We’ll gather around the outdoor tent and tell stories of yesteryear and share exciting news of what’s to come! Stones Throw Brewery 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 6:00pm Chime IN (see below) 1009 Larrabee Avenue, Bellingham, WA. 98225 Click Here For Directions ... Read More →
Next Seattle Basecamp Social- November 20th at Holy Mountain BrewingAs part of our mission to bring people together in the outdoor recreation industry, we host Basecamp Social events to provide a venue for folks to make new connections and deepen existing relationships. We host these and complimentary events October – April on the third Tuesday of the month. Events also include Roundtable discussions and Excursions. ... Read More →