The link address is: http://eepurl.com/4z5yL
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.
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.
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
(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
Individual Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition supporters who donate $1,000 or more annually or $84 or more monthly through our monthly giving program are recognized as part of our Leadership Circle.
This generous support helps to ensure our continued success in securing funding for Washington’s wildlife areas, parks and working farms.
If you are interested in joining this unique group of supporters, please email Christine Mahler today, or call (206) 748-0082.
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
Corporations, organizations and foundations that support the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition at a level of $5,000 or more annually are recognized as Leadership Partners.
The generous support provided by these groups helps to ensure our continued success in securing funding for Washington’s wildlife areas, parks and working farms.
These corporations, organizations and foundations generously support the Coalition's work to secure funding for parks, wildlife habitat and working farms across Washington. If your group is interested in being recognized on this list, please contacttoday.
Tagney Jones Family Fund
The 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 Karen.
Photo credit: Claire Anderson
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.
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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: http://bit.ly/WWRPLetter
Sign the Letter: http://bit.ly/SignOnWWRP
FINAL Sign-On Letter with Signers.pdf — PDF document, 355 kB (364463 bytes)
WWRP SIgn-On Social Media Toolkit.pdf — PDF document, 13715 kB (14044349 bytes)
AmazonSmileFMRewards.pdf — PDF document, 283 kB (290120 bytes)
LWCF_CTA_12-1-16.pdf — PDF document, 230 kB (235908 bytes)
LWCF Support letter to conferees - 11.18.pdf — PDF document, 174 kB (179107 bytes)
WWRC Office Mgr-Exec Assist recruitment.pdf — PDF document, 164 kB (168955 bytes)