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Parks and Great Outdoors Legislative Day in Olympia!
Thursday, February 6th
Join the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition and the Washington Recreation & Park Association at our annual Parks and Great Outdoors Legislative Day in Olympia! Help us advocate for our state’s premier outdoors fund, the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP), and tell your legislators why Washington’s parks, wildlife habitat areas, and working lands deserve to be funded.
From our friends at Big Tent Outdoor Recreation Coalition
“Recreation and Conservation Office conducted a study of recreational assets of statewide significance. These are outdoor places that make Washington a great place to live. They include local facilities that support the most popular forms of recreation in our state as well as marque, popular, and destination sites that have a regional or statewide draw. This study identifies these assets, where gaps may exist, and recommendations and investment strategies to fill these gaps. The study also forecasts needs through 2040 and how this study will implement the goals of the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Plan. READ THE STUDY of assets of statewide significance and VIEW MAPS of the foundational assets.”
Our new State Representative in the 40th District, Alex Ramel, has introduced the WA Scenic bikeways bill, HB 2587. It will be heard in the Housing, Community Development and Veterans Committee next Wednesday. We are in support of this legislation.
Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jay Inslee
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.