# Outdoor recreation
Pasco, Washington: A Tapestry of Culture, Community, and Growth
A shining example of cultural variety and harmony is Pasco, Washington, which is a part of the Tri-Cities area. The welcoming environment and lively cultural manifestations in Pasco are a result of the city's diverse population. Pasco is a veritable melting pot of customs and festivities, thanks to its abundance of cultural festivals, local markets, and community gatherings.
New Winter Chinook Fishery: Open 4 Days/Week in Marine Areas 10 and 11
Winter Chinook fishing for the Tacoma-Vashon Island area and the Seattle- Bremerton area starts next month, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced. Anglers eager to reel in the catch of the day in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton Area) and Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) can head out as soon as March 1 through mid-April, save for year-round piers, the WDFW reports.
Pennsylvania's Outdoor Recreation Outlook: Optimism Amid License Declines
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Yelm Highway Community Park: Olympians Shape Future
Olympians are invited to share their hopes and dreams about the fate of a planned community park on Yelm Highway, the City of Olympia has announced. Per the Yelm Highway Community Park Master Plan, the park was set to go in the fall of 2022 and was slated to accomodate a future secondary school, according to city officials.
Virginia's Outdoor Recreation: Hiking, Camping, and More
Virginia offers a wide range of outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, camping, and more. Whether you're an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a beginner looking to explore nature, Virginia has something for everyone. Here are some options for outdoor recreation in Virginia:
Restoring Skagit River Estuary: Share Your Ideas!
Hunters, anglers, and nature lovers are invited to share their ideas on restoring salmon habitat restoration in the Skagit River estuary, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced.
Enhancing River Accessibility: Buchanan Pursues ADA-Compliant Kayak Ramp
The city of Buchanan is embarking on an initiative to make the St. Joseph River more accessible by introducing an ADA-compliant kayak ramp to the Southwest Michigan region. The project aims to create an inclusive environment, particularly catering to individuals with disabilities seeking a seamless entry into the river.
Enhancing Hunting and Fishing Access in West Virginia
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Share concerns on Washington's Shrubsteppe Restoration strategy
Washingtonians are invited to share their concerns about the state's shrubsteppe landscape strategy with the three state agencies that protect it. Comment on Washington's Shrubsteppe Restoration and Resiliency Initiative Long-term Strategy is being accepted through Feb. 21, per an announcement from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington State Conservation Commission, and Washington Department of Natural Resources.
Coastal Dungeness Crab Season Opens in February with Reduced Pot Limit
The coastal dungeness crab commercial season is set to open coastwide with a reduced pot limit first thing next month, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports. Fish and wildlife department officials from Washington, Oregon, and California agreed to delay the season opener based on recent crab condition tests which determine the percentage of recoverable crab meat in the wild starting in late October, the WDFW reports.
Washington's Wildlife Enthusiasts: A Booming Economy in the Great Outdoors
AI was utilized in the writing of this article. In the verdant expanses of Washington State, a new study has unveiled a thriving economy that is often overlooked. The study, conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has revealed that millions of residents and visitors are not only engaging in outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching but are also contributing significantly to the state's economy.
Washingtonians Spend $9B on Outdoor Fun in 2022
Washingtonians spent $9 billion on enjoying the great outdoors in Washington in 2022, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports. That statistic is based on a national survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, according to the WDFW, which crunched the numbers on what hunters, anglers, and wildlife watchers did outdoors in Washington in 2022.
WDFW Morton Office Opens for Public Services
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced its office in the City of Morton will now be open to the public. The WDFW's new location will be open as of Thursday, Jan. 18, the WDFW reports. Office hours will be Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., excluding legal holidays, according to the WDFW.
Shaping Recreation at Cowlitz Wildlife Area: Share Your Input!
Outdoor lovers are invited to share their opinions about what the Cowlitz Wildlife Area in Lewis County should look like, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports.
Skagit and Sauk Rivers Open for Steelhead Fishing in February
Anglers eager to reel in a fresh catch on the Skagit River or Sauk River only have weeks to wait before fisheries open next month, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced.
San Bernardino National Forest to Waive Recreation Fees in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
SAN BERNARDINO- In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 15, 2024, the San Bernardino National Forest has announced the waiver of recreation fees at most day-use sites managed by the agency. This fee-free day is aligned with the national observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, recognized as a federal holiday on the third Monday of January each year.
Anglers invited to virtual town hall on Puget Sound recreational salmon fisheries
Washingtonians are invited to a virtual town hall this month to offer their thoughts on the future of salmon fisheries in 2024 and 2025, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced.
Missouri Unveils Groundbreaking Playground: A Haven for Inclusivity and Fun!
Remember the sheer joy of visiting a playground during childhood? Those endless hours spent sliding, swinging, and monkey barring created memories of pure delight. Angie’s Playground in Florissant, Missouri, is rekindling that magic for a new generation. This exceptional destination offers an adventure that speaks to the heart of every child and adult, guaranteeing a day packed with laughter and excitement.
Rise of Winter Camping: Why Now?
Autumn has arrived, inviting everyone to enjoy outdoor activities like scenic driving, hiking, and camping. Old Man Winter anxiously paces back and forth on the horizon, desperate to push people back indoors with his colder temperatures. He may be disappointed to discover Americans plan to remain outdoors this year. Winter camping is heating up.
Explore Cincinnati's River Way of Life
What comes to mind when someone mentions Cincinnati? The Southwestern Ohio city is renowned for its rich German heritage, professional sports teams, delicious regional foods, unique museums, and small-town atmosphere with big-city amenities. Although these are excellent city offerings, living in Cincinnati yields a few other rewards many have overlooked.