Our Policy Priorities

Sign on for FULL WWRP Funding

Whatever you do outdoors, chances are, you’ve seen more people than ever joining you the last few years. More and more people are discovering the mental and physical benefits our great outdoors provide, especially during challenging times.

As our population grows, as more people get outside, we need to provide more opportunities for communities to access safe and welcoming outdoor areas. We need more trails, more parks, more picnic tables, more water access, and, quite frankly, more toilets!

But we also need to recognize the impacts that recreation has on our non-human neighbors. We need to protect and restore lands for the plants and animals who share these wild places with us. They must flourish, even as our populations grow, so our ecosystems remain healthy and vibrant.

That’s why we’re asking the Governor and Legislature to fully fund the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program—something we’ve never done before! The WWRP (part of the state capital budget) funds outdoor projects all across the state, from urban parks to habitat restoration, from mountain trails to working farms.

Won’t you join us in asking for this important investment in our outdoors, our economy, our way of life, and our future?

Sign on today!

Call for Policy Support Requests

Believe it or not, 2023 is fast approaching and our team is hard at work developing our policy agenda for the upcoming Legislative Session. WWRC occasionally endorses or takes other actions beyond promoting the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program (WWRP) when a public policy issue directly and significantly aligns with its strategic plan or annual goals. To request an endorsement or action from the Coalition on a relevant public policy issue click here

WWRC Supports Local Ballot Measures

  • King County Prop 1, Conservation Futures Increase
    • By restoring the Local Conservation Futures program to its original rate, King County can protect mature forests, improve habitat for native salmon, strengthen our local food economy, provide more recreational opportunities, and ensure more equitable access to the outdoors.
  • Metro Parks Tacoma Levy
    • Restoring the regular levy rate would provide funding to address the Park District’s existing and increasing maintenance, operations, and security costs. It is important to note the bulk of the operating budget is dedicated to labor costs – hiring, training, and compensating staff who operate and maintain the growing Metro Parks system.