Outdoor Activity

The Outdoor Activity Vital Sign tracks Puget Sound residents’ participation in nature-based recreation or work activities. Whether for recreational or occupational purposes, participation in nature-based outdoor activities is beneficial in multiple ways; physical movement, breathing fresher air, absorbing vitamin D, and clearing one’s thoughts all contribute to improved human wellbeing.  Nature-based outdoor activities often include spending time with others as well and research has shown that positive social interactions are one of the greatest contributors to human wellbeing. The original Swimming Beaches Vital Sign is now included as one of three indicators under the Outdoor Activity Vital Sign. Recreational activities included within the survey-based indicator include wildlife-watching, nature-walking, fishing,clamming, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, camping, art in the natural environment, etc. Occupations that depend on outdoor activities include logging, fishing, aquaculture, agriculture, trail maintenance and nature-based tourism.

VITAL SIGN INDICATOR PROGRESS STATUS
VITAL SIGN INDICATOR PROGRESS STATUS

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               Salt Creek open for water recreation

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Last Updated
7/17/2019