Spokane Recreation and Conservation Reception

When Jun 06, 2012
from 08:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Where Inland Northwest Wildlife Council Auditorium
Contact Name
Contact Phone 206.748.0082
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Over the last 20 years, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) grants have funded 39 projects worth $16 million for conservation and recreation areas in Spokane County. Ranging from Little Spokane River, Quartz Mountain, Antoine Peak, Mt. Spokane and the Centennial Trail, WWRP grants have created a high quality of life in the Spokane Valley. Click here for a complete list of WWRP projects in Spokane County.

Join us to celebrate these accomplishments and kickoff our campaign for next year's projects!

Rocks of Sharon

What: A kickoff for our campaign for next year's conservation and recreation projects and a celebration of everyone who made this work possible.

When: June 6th, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Inland Northwest Wildlife Council Auditorium

How much: Free! Although any donations you can make to offset food and wine costs will be much appreciated.

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Data shows outdoor recreation means dollars for state’s economy

Outdoor recreation generates $21.6 billion a year in spending on trips and equipment in Washington State, a new study prepared for the Legislature shows. And Washingtonians love to play outside, spending an average of 56 days a year in some form of outdoor recreation. Learn more here.

Coalition of 280 nonprofits, businesses calls for legislature to maximize outdoor funding

Governor Inslee today announced funding for WWRP at $70 million. While his proposal moves in the right direction from final funding of $65 million in last biennium, the need is much greater. WWRP is the state’s premier grant program for outdoor recreation and conservation projects. Learn more here.

Washington Land & Water projects left unfunded by omnibus appropriation

Congress will leave DC with a spending bill that maintains previous-year funding levels for the nation’s premier program for outdoor recreation and conservation, but falls short of reauthorizing the program. The Land and Water Conservation Fund’s (LWCF) many bipartisan champions in the House and Senate had urged for full funding and renewal of the program. Learn more here.

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