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.
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.
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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