Virtual Hiker Rally with Washington Trails Association
Elected officials need to know that their constituents -- you -- care about preserving public lands, accessing trails and funding for trail maintenance. We hope you'll join us for part of the day on March 10 and 11! We'll provide everything you need to be an effective advocate, whether you are a first-time or long-time participant. This year, our Hiker Rally will be held online. The day will include an online lobbying training, an issue briefing on recreation funding in Washington state, remote meetings with state representatives and the opportunity to network with other hikers. Here's a look snapshot of what the day(s) will look like: In the past, Rally Day was a single full day of trainings, meetings and social time with fellow hikers. But to accommodate folks' busy schedules, we've decided to split the long single-day event into two days with less time commitment. We'll hold a kick-off training session for everyone on Wed., March 10 and wrap up with a virtual happy hour on Thur., March 11. Hikers will then have 15-minute meetings with their three legislators on either March 10 or March 11.