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Become a member today! Call (206) 748-0082 or email Christine Mahler


Becoming an agency member of the Coalition is the most important step you can take to ensure that the WWRP and LWCF grant programs are funded and that your community’s proposed parks, ball fields, trails, and beaches become a reality. Your investment in the Coalition today will ultimately leverage millions to help communities like yours develop the projects that will keep Washington healthy, prosperous, and connected to the outdoors. Please see our brochure for suggested donation levels.

List of Agency Members

Agency Membership Brochure



The Coalition provides a strong, clear voice at the state and federal level for recreation and conservation funding. It is a diverse group of more than
280 organizations representing conservation, business, recreation, sportsmen, farming and community interests. The Coalition looks to its members for on-the-ground perspective and connections, counsel and leadership.

List of Organization Members

Affiliate Member $250

  • Representation at the state and federal level
  • Recognition on Coalition website, annual report, other materials
  • Media and spokesperson opportunities
  • News and updates on the Coalition’s work

Partner $1,000

(just $500 for businesses/nonprofits with 6 or fewer employees)

All of the above, plus:

  • Networking opportunities with the Coalition’s 280+ member organizations
  • Opportunity to help set the Coalition’s policy agenda at yearly State Policy Committee-hosted meeting
  • Access to Coalition staff for expert advice, policy information and technical support
  • Education on grant opportunities for conservation and recreation projects

Conservation Partner $2,500

All of the above, plus:

  • Consideration for inclusion at meetings with VIPs
  • Opportunity to co-host events with VIPs
  • Recognition in social media

Leadership Partner $5,000+

All of the above, plus:

  • Recognition as Annual Breakfast sponsor*
  • Consideration for Committee Membership
  • Logo recognition on Coalition website, annual report, other materials

Legacy Partner $10,000+

All of the above, plus:

  • Verbal recognition at every Coalition event
  • Logo recognition on front page of website in rotating banner
  • Highlight article in e-news
  • Board consideration
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Leadership Circle

Individual supporters are listed in our annual report.


Photo credits: Cape Disappointment Macmeister via flickr; Mom and son in the woods, Friends of North Creek Forest

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Leadership Partners

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Volunteer Opportunities

Photo Credit Claire AndersonThe Coalition has the following volunteer opportunities currently available to individuals:

Photography- We need photographers to help take photos of the park, farm and habitat projects funded through the WWRP grant program. Please contact us for a list of projects in your area or in the areas to which you plan on traveling.

Take a look at the photos that Coalition volunteer Claire Anderson has taken in Thurston County.

Share a photo with us on Facebook of your favorite place in Washington!

Graphic Design - Are you a talented graphic designer?  A student looking to practice?  Whatever your ability, the Coalition can use your help!

Office Help - We can always use more help around the office.  If you have some spare time, please let us know!

To volunteer: Contact Karen Withers at (206) 748-0082 or

Photo credit: Claire Anderson

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Jobs & Volunteering

There are many ways that you can get involved and support the work of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition.

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WWRP Talking Points

Photo credit Joel Rogers

Read through the following talking points on the WWRP grant program, then take action to protect recreation and conservation in Washington State.

Talking Points for Legislators

Please fund the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) in the 2011 - 2013 Capital Budget.  WWRP works!  It funds the projects I care about, such as _________________,  and:

WWRP is Time-Tested, Proven and Fair

  • 20-Year Track Record – The WWRP has funded over 1000 successful projects across the state.
  • Competitive Evaluations – Projects are vetted through a rigorous award-winning process that ensures only the best projects are funded.
  • This is a 50% Cut – $50M represents a 50% cut from the pre-recession level.

It Benefits People Across the State

  • Statewide Benefits – WWRP projects deliver economic benefits to communities around the state. They help ranchers stay on their land, farmers grow local food, and they ensure that families have beaches, ball fields and state and local parks to play in.
  • Creates Jobs – Close to half the projects are development projects that create construction jobs. The rest put money in the pockets of local landowners – maintaining existing jobs, fostering business development, and supporting service sector growth.  At the $50M level the WWRP creates 350 FTE's and maintains 66 direct farm jobs year after year, not to mention seasonal workers and indirect jobs
  • Outdoor Recreation Generates Revenue – Hunting, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities contributed $8.5 billion to Washington’s economy in 2006 (Outdoor Industry Association)
  • Matching Funds are Required – At the $50 million level the WWRP generates $58 million in local, state and federal matching funds.

Broad Bi-Partisan Support

  • Broad Bi-Partisan Coalition – Over 270 organizations representing business, recreation and conservation support the WWRP because it improves our quality of life, leverages matching funds, creates jobs and supports local businesses.
  • Supporters Include – Boeing, Washington Realtors, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Washington State Grange, Weyerhauser, Puget Sound Energy, Group Health, Alaska Airlines, The Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Priorities Coalition.


Please fund the WWRP and keep this valuable program working for communities across Washington.

Sign up for email updates to receive more information about the funded and proposed projects in your district.

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Sign Today to Protect Washington's Most Treasured Places

Sign-on letter to support $120 million funding level for the WWRP in 2017-19.


Want to help preserve Washington's astounding natural beauty and unparalleled quality of life?

Here's a chance to do your part -- by signing a letter supporting $120 million in funding for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP), our state's premier grant fund for protecting our state's natural spaces and creating recreational opportunities for all.

Together, we can make a difference for our #GreatOutdoors. Please sign today!

Read the Letter:

Sign the Letter:

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AmazonSmile and Fred Meyer Rewards

AmazonSmileFMRewards.pdf — PDF document, 283 kB (290120 bytes)

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LWCF Contact Your Member

LWCF_CTA_12-1-16.pdf — PDF document, 230 kB (235908 bytes)

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LWCF Sign-On Letter

LWCF Support letter to conferees - 11.18.pdf — PDF document, 174 kB (179107 bytes)

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2017-19 WWRP Greensheet

2017-19 WWRP Greensheet.pdf — PDF document, 408 kB (418547 bytes)

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Land and Water Conservation Fund restored in budget

Fund is critical for Washington state’s parks and natural resources

Broad Coalition of Recreation, Conservation Groups Deeply Concerned by LWCF Bill

Proposed legislation would dismantle conservation program, drastically impact future projects in Washington state

Congress Eliminates Popular Conservation Fund

Despite fifty years of success and strong bipartisan support the Land and Water Conservation fund expired September 30.

Read more in our newsroom.

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