We promote outdoor recreation and bring people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.
Recreation Northwest facilitates collaboration between outdoor enthusiasts, local governments, businesses and individual landowners to improve local trail networks, provide direct service to maintain local parks and develop a sense of pride and ownership in these outdoor places that make our community unique.
Our work highlights the importance of outdoor recreation to our local economy and the value open space holds for our community health. We share information to increase awareness and positive shared use of our parks and trails and to lessen the environmental impact of events on public places.
Recreation Economy Study
Outdoor Recreation Summit
Recreation Northwest EXPO
It’s about people and we put relationships first
We go the extra mile on customer service
We celebrate our donors, volunteers, sponsors and partners
Productive and FUN – that’s how we roll
We focus on solutions
We prioritize community building and Win-Win-Win
We are nimble and flexible in our staff and our programs
Keep it simple and keep our standards high
We run the organization as a sustainable and professional business
Todd Elsworth, Co-Executive Director
Todd Elsworth brings decades of extensive event production and marketing experience. He has served on start-up boards, managed his own consulting business and worked for local and global non-profits. He brings an entrepreneurial approach and is known for developing innovative ideas and bringing the right people together to make it happen.
He enjoys biking, hiking, paddling, skiing and will try anything twice.
April Claxton, Co-Executive Director
April Claxton begin her career in non-profit management in 1997 developing and directing statewide and national environmental advocacy campaigns. Passion for her work is shown in the enthusiasm she invests into the projects she manages, consistently raising the expectations of fellow staff and board members. She has a special place in her heart for organizational development and loves diving into the processes and details that keep a project moving forward.
She has a passion for place and loves exploring, experiencing and sharing the beauty of the pacific northwest.
Board of Directors
Dean Fearing, President
Brian Roche, Vice-President
Al Ragan, Treasurer
Erin McCain-Anderson, Secretary
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