Come celebrate Pride with us this June


It’s Pride month! Here at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), we’re committed to fostering outdoor spaces where all Washingtonians find belonging in fish and wildlife conservation.

Historically, LGTBQ+ people have faced bullying, violence, abuse, mistreatment, and discrimination.

We continue to foster a welcoming space for all in Washington’s outdoors and ensure that our work at WDFW is inclusive for all the folks on our team.

We invite you to stop by and say hi if you see us at a Pride event this June. We’re excited to be participating at:

These events are just one part of a renewed WDFW effort to ramp up our visibility and availability in Washington communities, particularly at events where we can talk first-hand with people about fish and wildlife conservation and the important work we do.

WDFW staff tabling at a Pride event in 2023.

In this last year alone, we’ve attended 135 outreach events, connecting with more than 32,000 residents statewide. Keep a look out for us at events near you this summer! Refer to our event calendar for more information.

We’ve similarly prioritized expanding our presence in spaces to connect more closely with marginalized communities through tailored activities to invite more people into fish and wildlife conservation.

We’ve also been piloting a new outreach initiative for WDFW volunteers. For the first time, volunteers will be joining us at community events! We’ll share updates about future opportunities to get involved with this pilot program on our website.

Whether you’ve stopped by one of our event booths, connected with us at a town hall, shared your feedback at a Commission meeting, or visited with our staff in the field, we appreciate your continued engagement in our work. We also recognize that there’s more work to do to foster outdoor spaces that are inclusive for everyone, and we’re proud to support LGBTQ+ people this Pride month.

For more information about our commitment to inclusivity in the outdoors, refer to our 25-Year Strategic Plan, Washington Hunting and Angling Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) Plan, and 10-year Recreation Strategy for WDFW-managed Lands.



The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources.