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The power of the Big Tent  lies not with any individual or with any shiny advertising or marketing campaigns, but with the combined weight of dozens of organizations and agencies who believe in the collective value of outdoor recreation. The Big Tent engages Washington leaders to view outdoor recreation as a sector, one which has catalyzed the economy in every nook and cranny of the state while contributing to active and healthy living choices for our citizens.

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During this public health crisis, spending time in outdoor spaces has become even more important for many Americans. Yet these unusual circumstances mean that all of us, from seasoned outdoor enthusiasts to families heading out to their local park for the first time, could use a little guidance about how to stay safe. The Recreate Responsibly guidelines offer a starting point for getting outside to keep yourself healthy and to maintain access to our parks, trails, and beaches. [ LEARN MORE ]



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“No Child Left Inside” Day Celebration Luncheon at State Capitol

Monday, Feb 17 at noon, JLOB B15/18

NCLI is a Washington State Parks grant program administered by the Recreation and Conservation Office. Revitalized in 2015 by Gov. Jay Inslee’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation, the Washington State Legislature created the No Child Left Inside grant program to provide under-served youth with quality opportunities to experience the natural world. Since then, NCLI has become a signature program that engaged more than 30,000 young people in outdoor environmental, ecological and agricultural education programs across our state.

WHAT: No Child Left Inside Day – Celebration Luncheon

WHO: Director Don Hoch, Washington State Parksand Recreation Commission

Commissioner Sophia Danenberg, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Jon Snyder, Senior Outdoor Recreation Policy Advisor to Governor Inslee

Heather Rudich, GRuB Farm Manager                     

NCLI-funded GRuB Program Participants

WHERE: John L. O’Brien Building

Basement Room B15/18
State Capitol
Olympia, WA 

WHEN: Noon – 1 PM

The No Child Left Inside Coalition includes: Mountaineers, NatureBridge, IslandWood, Washington Trails Association, YMCA of Greater Seattle, Mountains to Sound Greenway, Wilderness Society, REI and Glacier Peak Institute.


For more information about No Child Left Inside, visit:rco.wa.gov/grant/no-child-left-inside/

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