Founded in 2013, Recreation Northwest, a non-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization, based in Bellingham, WA, has evolved its program work in recreation economy advocacy to launch a statewide association. In 2019, the Recreation Northwest Alliance is forming to bring cohesion and representation to the growing sector of outdoor recreation in Washington State on our local, state and national economies.
The Recreation Northwest Alliance is an association of individuals, businesses, organizations and land managers that work from the shared values and varied interests of advancing the position of our recreation economy, increasing outdoor participation and protecting our public lands.
Who is Represented in the Alliance?
We represent recreationists: hikers, bikers, runners, paddlers, boaters, equestrians, anglers and other outdoorists; We are the business owners and employees who support those passions; We are the staff, board members and volunteers who protect our natural places and who introduce people to the love of participating outdoors. We are students studying the multi-disciplinary elements of the outdoor recreation industry.
Why does the Alliance exist?
We exist to Connect, Protect and Grow the outdoor recreation ecosystem in Washington state.
We serve as the collective eyes & ears, heart & mind and voice for outdoor recreation in local locations around Washington State.
Our core work and direct representation is in our hometown of Bellingham and Whatcom County. Our objective is to share our success with others across Washington State. We have Alliance Chapters in the North Sound (Whatcom/Skagit/San Juan), Seattle/King County and potential in Port Angeles/Peninsula. Our relationships are growing in: Everett/Snohomish; Olympia/Thurston; Wenatchee/Chelan/Douglas; and the Methow Valley/Okanogan.
Have your voice shared and be a part of a statewide association as members enjoying the many benefits of joining the Recreation Northwest Alliance.
Alliance Annual Dues
Students, Individuals, Organizations and Businesses have levels that they can choose to engage with us.