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Jan 08, 2015
New study shows $21.6 billion in spending
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.
Nov 13, 2014
S. 2602 Moves to the Senate Floor for Vote

Press Clips

Apr 16, 2015
Snoqualmie Valley Record
What does Northwest rock’n’roll darling Jimi Hendrix have in common with farming? The Experience Farming Project is a hands-on program offered through Sno-Valley Tilth to allow future farmers to learn and experiment with farming without the daunting start-up costs. It draws its inspiration from an unlikely source: The Experience Music Project in Seattle.
Apr 16, 2015
Issaquah Reporter
On April 10, the city of Issaquah named former Mayor Ava Frisinger and the Issaquah Highlands Community Association as recipients of city environmental awards.
Apr 07, 2015
Yakima Herald
“People love this place, but we need to help them not love it to death,” said Eric Winford, the community forest planner hired last year to work with the advisory committee to develop the draft plan that is to be released this week.
Apr 01, 2015
The Daily Record
Members of the Teanaway Community Forest Advisory Committee are positive about their experience putting together a plan for the brand new forest.
Mar 31, 2015
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Fences came down on Friday and families lined up to enjoy the amenities at Snoqualmie’s Jeanne Hansen Park. The opening is a result of the Snoqualmie City Council’s vote March 23, to amend its contract with park developer Centex, a subdivision of Pulte Homes, and accept early ownership of Jeanne Hansen Park.
Mar 25, 2015
The Daily Record
The Teanaway Community Forest Advisory Committee will meet Thursday to discuss the forest’s draft plan and next steps in the process.
Mar 23, 2015
The News Tribune
Hikers, kayakers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and rock climbers will benefit from the improved and expanded recreation opportunities outlined in the new Snoqualmie Corridor Recreation Plan.
Mar 10, 2015
Outdoors NW Magazine
As part of a scenic 50-mile journey, cyclists can now ride from Seattle to Snoqualmie Falls along part of King County’s 175-mile Regional Trails System. The newest link connected Issaquah and Preston late last summer, thanks to the Mountains to Sound Greenway.
Feb 04, 2015
Snoqualmie Valley Record
More than 1 million people visit Snoqualmie Falls each year, bringing spending money, and economic stimulation with them. They don’t necessarily visit the city of Snoqualmie, though. Changing that pattern is the goal of an extensive project, already one year in, to develop Snoqualmie itself as a tourist destination.
Jan 30, 2015
The Seattle Times
On Saturday, the longest stretch of trail on the Eastside Rail Corridor officially opens in Kirkland. It’s now open to pedestrians and bicyclists, but someday they may be sharing the space with public transit.
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