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.
As Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, Todd Elsworth promotes outdoor recreation and brings community together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. His decades of extensive event production, marketing and writing experience propel this passion. You might bump into him and his daughter Violet while they’re biking, hiking, paddling or skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.