Legislative Day 2017

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED. See our upcoming events page for future opportunities to support the Coalition and join project tours or ribbon cuttings.

When and Where:
February 13th, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Woman’s Club of Olympia
1002 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Please join the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition and the Washington Recreation & Park Association at our joint Parks and Great Outdoors Legislative Day in Olympia, February 13th!

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, habitat, farmland, and outdoor recreation deserve to be funded at $120 million.

Never met with a legislator before? Don’t worry; we will make sure you have everything you need!
The events will include:

  • Two optional, pre-event conference call opportunities to learn about logistics for the day and get all your questions answered
  • Day-of advocacy training focusing on how to talk with legislators
  • Meetings with elected officials (we do the scheduling for you!)
  • A reception at the Governor’s mansion featuring personal remarks from Governor Inslee and an opportunity to mingle with legislators and local leaders in business, recreation, and conservation.

This year is an exciting time for our outdoors! We’ll be showcasing important improvements to the program and highlighting many of the proposed projects in need of funding. Join us – your legislators need to hear from you about why this program needs to remain strong, and why our outdoors matter!


7:00 – 8:00am Registration and pick up activist packets at the Woman’s Club of Olympia.
8:00 – 8:45am Group advocacy training. Coffee & snacks will be provided.
8:45 – 9:00am Escorted walk to Capital Campus & legislative office buildings.
9:00 – 11:45am Meetings at the Capitol for lobbying.
12:00 -1:00pm Provided lunch featuring remarks from legislators.
1:15 – 5:00pm Meetings at the Capitol for lobbying.
5:30 – 7:00pm Legislative Reception at the Governor’s Mansion with remarks from Gov. Inslee. Buffet-style food and beverages provided.

Directions to the Women’s Club of Olympia:

From I-5 S, I-5 N, and US-101 South, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 105 toward State Capitol/City Center and merge onto 14th Ave SE. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Jefferson St SE. Continue straight to stay on Jefferson St SE and then turn left onto Union Ave SE. Turn right onto Washington St SE and the Woman’s Club of Olympia will be on the right.


There is limited parking available in the lot behind the Women’s Club. The Coalition recommends guests leave their vehicles in the paid visitor parking lot at the Natural Resources Building (201-299 12th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501), about a five-minute walk from the venue. If full, metered street parking is also available throughout Olympia. Please bring sufficient change to feed the meters to avoid incurring fines (they are strict!).

Additional Information

About the WRPA

The Washington Recreation and Park Association is a non-profit organization that promotes excellence of current and future Parks and Recreation professionals through advocacy, education, networking, and training.

About the WWRC

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition is a nonprofit organization that leverages the voices of over 280 diverse groups working together to ensure robust public funding for Washington’s great outdoors.

About the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is our state’s premier conservation and recreation grant program which provides matching funds to create new local and state parks, protect wildlife habitats, and preserve working lands.