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State Awards Grants for Backlogged Park Projects

OLYMPIA–Parks in 25 counties will get much-needed repairs–picnic shelters reroofed, tennis courts restriped, pools relined and lawn mowers replaced–thanks to one-time funding for backlogged parks maintenance projects and needed equipment. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) today announced the award of $4.7 million for 53 projects through its Local Parks Maintenance grant program. […]

November 27, 2023Read More

Students Invited to Enter Invasive Species Art Contest

SPOKANE–The Washington Invasive Species Council (WISC) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invite school-age students to participate in an art contest to help spread the word about not spreading invasive species. Invasive species are plants, animals, and other organisms that don’t naturally live in Washington and, when brought here, can cause economic […]

November 15, 2023Read More

Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program Accepting Project Proposals to Restore and Protect Puget Sound Shorelines, Estuaries

Interested applicants invited to Nov. 28 webinar   OLYMPIA – The Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program (ESRP) now is accepting proposals for small grant projects that advance Puget Sound shoreline restoration and protection.  The solicitation is the first in a series of ESRP grant opportunities this fall and winter, representing an anticipated $25 million investment […]

November 6, 2023Read More
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