Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

This page is the one-stop-shop for our 2013 Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program Campaign. Keep checking back here for the most up to date files, press clips, talking points and more!

Kiwanis Park Construction

The Coalition secured funding for the following projects through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. Thanks to the Washington State House and Senate for uniting to provide $65 million for the WWRP grant program in the capital construction budget. This will fund over 90 projects that will preserve wildlife habitat, protect of working farms and the create neighborhood parks and ballfields in communities across Washington.

For more questions about the campaign or how to get funding for projects in your area, join our mailing list or give us a call at 206-748-0082.

Key Editorials Supporting WWRP

Spokesman Review: Put wildlife, recreation program high on list
Ellensburg Daily Record: River canyon purchase up for funding
Wenatchee World: Conservation, the great investment
Methow Valley News: Grants that work
Port Townsend Leader: Protecting wildlife, recreation & farms program a good idea
Everett Herald: Investing in land, water
Olympian: Natural-areas program deserves better

Poll on WWRP Grant Program

Press Release on Poll
Executive Summary of Poll
Chelan County Full Poll Presentation (pdf)

WWRP Economic Study

Economic Benefits of the WWRP (TPL study)
Economic Benefits - 1 page summary
Headwater Economics: Counties with Public Lands Compete Better
Congressional Sportsmen Foundation: Hunters, Anglers Have $1.6B Impact on Wa Economy
Outdoor Industry Association:  Outdoor Rec Generates $22.6B in Washington State

About the Coalition

How the Coalition Works
Our Board of Directors
Members of the Coalition

List of WWRP Supporters by County

Other Info

Fish and Wildlife Activities Support Business and Jobs (WDFW Study)

2014 Pilot Public Land Ombudsman Proviso (PDF)

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President's budget includes full funding for LWCF

The President’s budget for 2015 released today contains full and dedicated funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), setting the stage for an historic investment in America’s most important conservation program. Learn more here.

Hope for conservation in budget agreement

Conservationists have reason to celebrate the budget agreement passed Wednesday, thanks to Senator Patty Murray (D-WA. The deal includes a reserve fund for our nation’s premier conservation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Learn more here.

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