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Learn about how WTA is creating a powerful community of hikers who know how to care for and advocate for our state's amazing trails. Check out some of our recent success stories.

Learn about how WTA is creating a powerful community of hikers who know how to care for and advocate for our state's amazing trails. Check out some of our recent success stories. 

UPDATED: Victory! Congress Revives Land and Water Conservation Fund

Apr 21, 2016

Conservationists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts celebrate the inclusion of a critical conservation program in the federal budget deal.

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Raising Tomorrow's Trail Stewards

Apr 11, 2016

The Homeschool Stewardship Squad allows kids and parents to volunteer, play and learn together outside. Heidi Watters organized the squad in 2011, and we asked her some history and tips for encouraging your own little ones.

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Then and Now: The First Online Trip Report

Mar 04, 2016

Hear about the humble beginnings of wta.org and the first trip report filed online.

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Learning to Get Along

Mar 01, 2016

Before the internet, websites, blogs and social media, hikers and land managers lacked opportunities to communicate and stay connected.

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Snowshoeing, Backpacking Workshops New to Outdoor Training Program in 2016

Feb 02, 2016

The WTA Outdoor Leadership Training program has expanded its offerings in 2016 to include backpacking and snowshoe workshops.

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Victory! Hikers Celebrate New Additions to Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Dec 11, 2014

Today, Congress passed The Alpine Lakes Wilderness bill, which will protect an additional 22,000 acres to one of hikers' most beloved destinations. WTA and hikers have been working towards this victory for seven years.

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Learn, Lead & Inspire: WTA's New Outdoor Leadership Program

Jun 04, 2014

WTA’s new Outdoor Leadership Training Program (OLT) will be offering four resources to adults interested in leading trips on their own: workshops on a variety of trip-leading topics, a free gear-lending library, mini-grants for transportation and trip costs and ongoing community support to foster connections and crowdsource solutions to common problems.

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WTA Appointed to Teanaway Community Forest Advisory Committee

Mar 13, 2014

WTA is part of a twenty-member advisory group that has been appointed to help Washington State departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife develop a management plan for the Teanaway Community Forest, located in the Teanaway River valley of Kittitas County.

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