Two Ways Your Agency Can Help Save LWCF

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Dear WRPA Supporters,

I am writing on behalf of the LWCF Coalition to ask for your help to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund, our nation’s oldest and most important parks and conservation program, which will die at the end of September unless Congress acts. 

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Help Promote Paddle Safe Week

Help Promote Paddle Safe Week

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Announcing the WRPA Awards Recipients for 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 WRPA Award Winners

This summer, we want to honor the amazing people, parks, and programs that received an award at the 71st Annual WRPA Conference & Tradeshow. The WRPA Awards Program honors individuals and organizations for their contributions to the field of recreation and parks in Washington State. Last month more than 17 different awards were handed out to WRPA members, public citizens, and legislators. We have three major categories that we recognize: Professional AwardsCitation of Merit Awards, and Spotlight Awards. In addition to these categories, WRPA also acknowledges Mickey Corso Grant recipients and local legislators who make a difference for our industry.

If you have questions about the awards program, please contact the Awards Committee Chair, Cheryl Fraser.


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The RCO Is Accepting Grant Applications

The RCO Is Accepting Grant Applications for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

Hello, potential grant applicants and other interested parties!

The Recreation and Conservation Office is accepting grant applications for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program.

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2018 "Pottsie" Leadership Development Scholarship Now Accepting Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 "Pottsie" Leadership Development Scholarship, which honors the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration's former Executive Director, John C. Potts.

This scholarship is intended to support young professionals who have demonstrated leadership and management potential within their organizations.

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Online Conference Registration Closes April 23 at Midnight

Don't miss your chance to join more than 350 recreation and parks professionals for the WRPA Conference.


Online Registration Closes April 23 at Midnight

Time is running out to register for the 2018 WRPA Conference & Tradeshow. Don't miss your opportunity to build new relationships with colleagues and vendors, learn about the issues facing our industry, and take a break to have some fun. Learn more about what conference has to offer below. Even if you have already registered, take a moment to see which activities and sessions you want to attend.

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Legislative Update - 03-05-2018

WEEK 8 REPORT ON 2018 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE -- & WEEK 9 HEARINGS/”EXECS”

FOR WRPA EXECUTIVE BOARD, LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE, & MEMBERSHIP

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Legislative Update - 02-26-2018

WEEK 7 REPORT ON 2018 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE -- & WEEK 8 HEARINGS/”EXECS”

FOR WRPA EXECUTIVE BOARD, LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE, & MEMBERSHIP

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Save the date for the Spring Drowning Prevention Network Meeting!

Save the date for the Spring Drowning Prevention Network Meeting!


WHEN:
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
8:30am – 3:30pm


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Legislative Update - 02-20-2018

WEEK 6 REPORT ON 2018 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE -- & WEEK 7 HEARINGS/”EXECS”

FOR WRPA EXECUTIVE BOARD, LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE, & MEMBERSHIP

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Legislative Update - 02-12-2018

WEEK 5 REPORT ON 2018 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE -- & WEEK 6 HEARINGS/”EXECS”

FOR WRPA EXECUTIVE BOARD, LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE, & MEMBERSHIP

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RCO Application Webinar Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9:30 am

RCO Application Webinar Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9:30 am

Join the RCO's application webinar from your office or home. Do you need funding for parks, trails, or boating access sites? Maybe you are interested in preserving farmland, forestland, or habitat conservation areas? If so, we have good news. RCO is hosting a FREE webinar to review the programs offered, program schedules, and the requirements for submitting an application.

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Legislative Update - 02-05-2018

WEEK 4 REPORT ON 2018 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE -- & WEEK 5 HEARINGS/”EXECS”

FOR WRPA EXECUTIVE BOARD, LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE, & MEMBERSHIP

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Legislative Update - 01-29-2018

WEEK 3 REPORT ON 2018 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE -- & WEEK 4 HEARINGS/”EXECS”

FOR WRPA EXECUTIVE BOARD, LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE, & MEMBERSHIP

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Legislative Update - 01-22-2018

Report on Week 2 of 2018 Session

For WRPA Executive Board, Members, Legislative Chair & Legislative Committee Members

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2018 Legislative Session Highlights

WRPA 2018 Week 1 Session of the Legislature

By Doug Levy, WRPA Lobbyist – 1/15/18

“Remember.  This will be a short, 60-day, modest Session.  Don’t expect much.”

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January 2018 Legislative Updates

 

 

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Legislative Updates December 2017

WRPA Stives to Keep You Informed!

  1. 2018 Park & Great Outdoors Legislative Day
  2. No Child Left Inside Grant Announcement
  3. Senate Bill 5999 - Prohibition Bonds for State Employees

2018 Park & Great Outdoors Legislative Day

 

When: January 25, 2018 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Woman's Club of Olympia


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2018 - 2019 Board of Director Nominations

Submit Your Nominations for New WRPA Leaders

Dear WRPA Members

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2018 Legislative Priorities

Legislative Priorities

Washington Recreation & Park Association – 2018 Legislative Agenda

Top Priorities

Enact 2017-19 Capital Budget – Including Key Funding Targets for WWRP, YAF, ALEA

(Capital Budget) The two-year Capital Budget that is pending in the Washington State Legislature is much more than a document or a “bill.”  It is a mission-critical, job-creating investment in the State of Washington, in outdoor recreation, in schools, and in local communities. WRPA urges the State Legislature to move forward with adoption of a 2017-19 Capital Budget, including agreed-upon allocations of $80 million for the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program (WWRP) and $4.077 million for the Youth Athletic Facilities (YAF) program.  The negotiated Capital Budget also includes a historically-low $1 million allocation for the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA).  WRPA urges lawmakers to enhance funding for both ALEA and YAF in future cycles.

Protect Funding for Dedicated Accounts within the Capital Budget

(Capital Budget) As the Legislature looks to finalize a 2017-19 Capital Budget, WRPA urges lawmakers to refrain from diverting funding from dedicated accounts that are focused on funding outdoor recreation activities.  These include the WWRP, YAF, and ALEA accounts, others such as the Boating Facilities Program (BFP) and Non-Highway Off-Road Vehicle Account (NOVA), and pass-through federal-funding accounts such as the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).  WRPA urges lawmakers to keep top-of-mind a recent report study showing that the outdoor recreation sector generates $26 billion a year in economic activity for the state, as well as 200,000+ jobs.

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