Let's Celebrate the Outsider in All of Us!
It’s summer in the Pacific Northwest! We’re honoring outdoor enthusiasts in Washington and Oregon, learning what nature brings to you and how you give back.
What type of Outsider are you? Choose the profile below that best describes your passion for the outdoors, test your Northwest nature knowledge.
Get out there, and explore all that Washington has to offer!
The "Unlikely Hiker" tells us what inspires her most about being in nature and embracing a diverse community in the great outdoors
For Billy Nick and Ninkasi, it's not just about good beer in the wild. It's about nature and community ... enjoying good beer in the wild.
Our featured Outsider notes that hiking can be resource intensive – requiring disposable time and income that not everyone can spare.
These Outsiders may have jobs that are worlds apart, but they start their day very much together, their oars slicing Lake Union’s surface in tandem.
Oregon Outsider and weatherman Andy Carson finds peace and balance in nature - no matter the conditions.
Explore Your Public Lands
The public lands we enjoy in Washington and Oregon may seem effortlessly gorgeous, but a lot of work goes into maintaining and protecting these special places. Learn more about the partnerships that keep your backyard beautiful.
The National Marine Sanctuary System is a collection of magnificent seascapes that represent a precious heritage for our country.
A broad partnership has started work to create a recreational corridor that will benefit the people and wildlife of the Central Cascades region.
The Little Spokane River Natural Area offers a quiet getaway just minutes from Spokane’s busy downtown.
This unique, natural gem on Washington's Pacific coast is a testament to the partnerships that steward and preserve special places worldwide.