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The Northwest Outdoors Alliance represents many outdoor-related organizations, that offer recreational opportunities in Washington State. Many have websites where you can find out more information.

Foothills Rails to Trails Coalition

The Foothills Trail sits atop a historic railroad bed and snakes through the river valley southeast of Tacoma.

To assemble the Foothills Trail, each segment of trail was painstakingly purchased or, in some cases, donated to Pierce County. Federal and state grant funds are used to construct the trial segments into existing and ongoing Foothills Trail.

This 25-mile-long trail is a popular commuter route and recreational destination for bicyclists, while hikers enjoy shorter, more manageable segments of the trail.

One of the most scenic sections for the unobstructed views of nearby Mt. Rainier begins in Orting and follows the Carbon River upstream through farmland and forest.

 

LeMay - Pierce County Refuse

We are proud to provide collections, transfer and recycling services to residential and commercial customers in the Pierce County area. Services available are based on area of service.

Commercial recycling and storage services are subject to different availabilities of service than residential customers. Type of service provided does vary within areas. Please call 1-800-34LEMAY with any questions on services offered in your area.'

Also if you click on the 'Community Involvement' under Quick Links on our website, you will see more info of our community involvement.

Our booth at the Northwest Outdoors Building displays information to educate and answer questions on to what can and can not be recycled. We strongly encourage everyone to properly dispose of all solid waste and to prot... Read More

 

Metro Parks Tacoma

We are an independent government agency creating healthy opportunities to play, learn and grow since 1907. Metro Parks envisions a vibrant, active and engaged community.

Our booth at this year's State Fair will have Outreach information for our Summer Programs, Recreational & Parks information on all of our facilities and the programs that are offered. get your MPT branded bubbles, crayons, sunglasses, frisbees and healthy snacks.

 

National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation’s Northern Rockies, Prairies and Pacific Region, with offices in Seattle, Portland and Missoula, works to inspire people across the Northwest to get outside!

A daily dose of the outdoors improves physical, mental and emotional well-being, and strengthens a life-long appreciation of wildlife and nature. The National Wildlife Federation believes that when we share our love of wildlife with kids, we can spark a lifelong passion to learn about, explore, and protect our natural world.

Ranger Rick, our friendly raccoon character, helps children of all ages discover and connect with nature so that they, too, become good stewards of the environment. www.nwf.org

 

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission is a natural resources managment support services organization serving the 20 treaty Indian tribes in western Washington. The NWIFC is based in Olympia with satellite offices in Forks, Burlington and Poulsbo. For more information: nwifc.org or nwtreatytribes.org. Follow NW Treaty Tribes on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Pacific Harbors Council - Boy Scouts of America

Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of youth and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness.

Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in making the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children.

Scouting is designed to be experienced outdoors. Hiking, camping, mountain biking, skateboarding, BMX, mountain climbing, kayaking, whitewater rafting—these are just some of a Scout’s outdoor experiences.

 

Pierce Conservation District

The Pierce Conservation District works with local landowners and public agencies to conserve natural resources that are essential to both our economy and our region’s quality of life.

Our collaborative efforts with citizen volunteers to create a just food system, improve water quality, promote sustainable agriculture, and recover wildlife habitat, are the heart of our mission.

 

Puget Sound Christmas Tree Association

A little over thirty years ago choose and cut Christmas tree farms in Western Washington established the Puget Sound Christmas Tree Association. Bringing involved farmers together proved to be beneficial to both to the farmers and to the public served.

Currently there are approximately 50 choose and cut farms who meet three times a year at various farm locations. These meetings cover topics such as culturing trees, legislative requirements for farmers, good practices for the environment, promotion of the industry to list but a few. All farms are committed to providing the public a memorable family experience and being good stewards to the environment. Our motto will remain 'Keep it Real'.

 

Puyallup Historical Hatchery Foundation


A 501c3 non-profit organization, the Puyallup Historical Hatchery Foundation (PHHF) is committed to educating everyone about caring for our watershed and the unique history of our State Hatchery in downtown Puyallup where different species of trout and salmon are hatched, raised and released into various lakes and rivers in Western Washington.

The hatchery grounds & adjacent trails are open every day for self-guided tours. Our educational center is open on Saturdays from 10-2 and available by appointment for tours and field trips.

 

Rain Dog Designs

Rain Dog Designs provides landscaping services that protect land and water in neighborhoods across Puget Sound. We specialize in rain gardens and natural systems that filter polluted runoff, and we work to engage the community around our projects.

Rain Dog Designs is a registered contractor in the King County and City of Seattle RainWise program. 

 

Skookum Archers Club

Skookum Archers is one of the largest and oldest archery clubs in Washington state. The club was established in 1951 in what is now Puyallup, WA.

Skookum Archers Club and Range is a 501-c3 non-profit for the purposes of promoting the practice of archery by its members and the public, providing archery events and facilities, and teaching archery education for youth and the general public.

Donations are always welcome and appreciated. The club house, range, and Great Northwest Archery pro shop are all located at 11209 Shaw Road East, Puyallup, WA.

Try your hand at archery at our indoor range a the Northwest Outdoors Building during the State Fair.

 

South Sound Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers

South Sound Chapter (SSC) of Puget Sound Anglers (PSA) is a membership driven organization located in Olympia, Washington.

Puget Sound Anglers have been involved in stream enhancements, remote site incubators hatching salmon, educational forums, state legislation & Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife advisory committees.

We also participate in fishing with children through a joint effort with GoPAW and WDFW.  PSA has assisted many kids catch their first fish.  One chapter has an outing for the blind.

We have a program whereby our members take veterans fishing.

Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at the  Woodland Creek (Lacey) Community Center
6729 Pacific Avenue, SE Lacey, WA 98503, beginning at 7 PM.

 

Tacoma City Water

Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices.

Our mission:
Providing clean, reliable water now and in the future.

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Our mission is to deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.

We work to engineer solutions for our Nation's toughest challenges.

 

United States Coast Guard Auxilliary

We, the men and women of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District Auxiliary, are the uniformed civilian volunteer arm of the US Coast Guard. The beautiful Pacific Northwest is home to our contingency of over 1,000 Auxiliarists who conduct their missions in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Our area of responsibility covers more than 4,400 miles of coastline, 600 miles of inland waterways and a 125-mile international maritime border with Canada.

We are a multi-mission organization working together to provide education, prevention and response capabilities towards our primary goal of promoting Recreational Boating Safety.

We accomplish this by using our surface and air facilities to patrol coastal and inland waterways, provide courtesy vessel safety checks to recreational boaters, te... Read More

 

Washington Native Plant Society

The WNPS Mission: To promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants and their habitats through study, education, and advocacy.

 

Washington Society of American Foresters

With nearly 750 members in 12 chapters (including four student chapters) throughout the state, the Washington Society of American Foresters is one of the largest state affiliates of the national Society. Foresters play a major role in managing Washington's 22 million acres of forest land. These forests provide a variety of benefits for Washingtonians and the nation in the form of wildlife, water, recreation, timber and other forest products.

The practice of forestry has changed and will continue to evolve over time. Historically these changes can be represented by shifts in forest policy at both the federal and state levels. For example, the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan changed the way federal forests are managed to protect riparian areas and other wildlife habitat, consequently shifting ... Read More

 

Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

The mission of the Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife is to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.

 

Washington State Parks - Boating Program

Washington State Parks manages over 100 state parks throughout the state, and administers programs beyond park boundaries, one of which is the Boating Program. The Boating Program provides statewide leadership in recreational boating safety and environmental education and outreach. The goal of the program is to reduce accidents and fatalities, increase stewardship of Washington waterways, and keep recreational boating a safe, accessible and enjoyable pastime.

The Boating Program’s responsibilities include:

 
Administering the Mandatory Boater Education Program, which includes issuing Washington State Boater Education Cards.
 
Conducting public safety campaigns and outreach that promotes safe-boating behaviors.
 
Monitoring the use of vessel registrations fees by... Read More

 

Washington State Trappers Association

The Washington State Trappers Association (WSTA) is a 501(C)4 nonprofit organization of trappers and associates dedicated to maintaining our trapping privileges and regaining those that have been lost.

We take seriously the responsibility of maintaining the heritage of trapping we are heir to. Trappers produce the oldest renewable and environmentally friendly products. Furs are recognized as such after many centuries of use.

Trapping is an accepted and selective management tool for the harvest of furbearers. A well conducted harvest assists landowners by controlling nuisance animals before they cause damage.

We strive to educate the public to the necessity of a sustainable harvest of furbearers. We provide trapper education emphasizing the most humane and efficient techniques i... Read More

 
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