Legislative Day 2022


January 20, 2022

Join the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition and the Washington Recreation & Park Association on January 20, 2022 at our annual Parks and Great Outdoors Legislative Day.

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, wildlife habitat areas, and working lands deserve to be funded.

Never met with a legislator before? Don’t worry; we will make sure you have everything you need, including pre-event training. And we’ll even schedule your meetings for you!

This event will be held virtually.

Schedule of Events

January 12 and 13th; 10am-11am — Training Session
  • Lobbying 101 & What’s different this year
  • View the recorded training session HERE
  • More training materials can be found HERE
January 14; 8:30 am – Pre-Legislative Day Briefing #1
  • House Democrats’ and Senate Republicans’ perspective on 2022 Supplemental Capital Budget – and a House Republican view of key outdoor recreation issues
  • Hear directly from key legislators
    • Capital Budget Chair Rep. Tharinger (24)
    • Capital Budget Vice Chair Rep. Callan (5)
    • Capital Budget vice Chair Rep. Hackney (11)
    • Assistant Ranking Member for Capital Budget Sen. Schoesler (9)
    • Co-Chair of Outdoor Recreation Caucus Rep. Barkis (2)
  • View the recorded briefing HERE
January 14; 12pm – Pre-Legislative Day Briefing #2
  • A view of outdoor recreation issues from the House Community & Economic Development Committee Chair; and House Republicans’ perspective on the 2022 Capital Budget
  • Hear directly from key legislators
    • House Community & Economic Development Committee Chair Rep. Ryu (32)
    • Assistant Ranking on House Capital Budget Rep. Abbarno (20)
  • View the recorded briefing HERE
January 18; 2pm – Pre-Legislative Day Briefing #3
  • Senate Democrats’ assessment of the State of Play of the 2022 Capital Budget; and a House Member’s update on her legislation to provide local parks agencies with a new funding option
  • Hear directly from key legislators
    • Ways & Means Capital Budget Chair Sen. Frockt (46)
    • #2 for Senate on Capital Budget Sen. Mullet (5)
    • Prime sponsor of the local parks funding options bill, H1025, Rep. Wicks (38)
  • View the recorded briefing HERE
January 20 — Legislative Day
  • All meetings will be done online via Zoom
  • Check your inbox for your personal meeting schedule with Zoom links
  • Resources for Jan 20th can be found HERE
January 20th; 5-6pm — Happy Hour Celebration
  • Close out the day with us and let us know how your day went!
  • No separate registration—it’s included in your registration for Jan. 20th Legislative Day!