From the desk of Jon Snyder
Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development
Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jay Inslee
January 4, 2019
Here’s my monthly round-up of interesting WA state outdoor recreation news.
- Outdoor recreation and the federal government shutdown:
- U.S. Government doesn’t approve Methow Valley protections (mining controversy)
- 2018 Year in the review for the outdoors:
2018: The year outdoors (Spokesman)
America’s 10 best new bikeways of 2018 (Seattle #1)
- Support for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program:
- Inclusion in the outdoors in 2019:
WA outdoor business news:
Hunting and Fishing news:
Health and Climate Solutions: 2018 Call for Proposals (up to $350K)
- Jan. 11: Applications open for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leaders. program
- Jan. 16 (in Spanish), Jan. 23, Jan. 31: Informational calls with EPA to address questions about the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
- Jan. 18: Engaged Cities Award applications due
- Jan. 31: Rails to Trails Conservancy Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund applications due.
- Feb. 15: EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program applications due
- Did you know? USDOT TIFIA Rural Project Initiative loans can be used to construct pedestrian/bicyclist infrastructure
Some information form Grants and Planning came from WSDOT Active Transportation email update, another great resource. Click here if you would like to subscribe to that WSDOT list.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.