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2019 Legislative Priorities

WRPA Stands By the Following Legislative Priorities 

The Board Of Directors recently approved the key legislative priorities for 2019. Check out the condensed version below and visit our Legislative Priority page to learn more about our position on these legislative issues in the Recreation & Parks Community.

  • Provide Local Parks and Recreation Agencies with new Funding Options to Address Vital M&O and Preservation Needs and to Enhance Economic Development
  • Enact 2019-21 Capital Budget – Including Key Funding Targets for WWRP, YAF, ALEA
  • Protect Funding for Dedicated Accounts within the Capital Budget
  • Support Efforts to Address Mental Health, Homelessness, Affordable Housing
  • Oppose Legislation to Prematurely Place Regulatory Burdens on “Crumb Rubber” Fields
  • “Big Tent” Outdoor Recreation Coalition
  • Support efforts to make the system of outdoor recreation passes simpler, more equitable, and more convenient
  • Advocate for Key “Healthy & Active Communities” Funding within the State Budget Process
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Two Ways Your Agency Can Help Save LWCF

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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.


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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!

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2018 "Pottsie" Leadership Development Scholarship Now Accepting Nominations

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Online Conference Registration Closes April 23 at Midnight

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Legislative Update - 03-05-2018

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

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Legislative Update - 02-26-2018

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

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Save the date for the Spring Drowning Prevention Network Meeting!

Save the date for the Spring Drowning Prevention Network Meeting!

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Legislative Update - 02-20-2018

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

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Legislative Update - 02-12-2018

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

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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

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Legislative Update - 02-05-2018

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

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Legislative Update - 01-29-2018

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

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Legislative Update - 01-22-2018

Report on Week 2 of 2018 Session

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2018 Legislative Session Highlights

WRPA 2018 Week 1 Session of the Legislature

By Doug Levy, WRPA Lobbyist – 1/15/18

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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


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2018 - 2019 Board of Director Nominations

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