Investing in Washington's Great Outdoors

688

Trail Development Projects

2,005

Parks Created and Improved

12,117

Acres of Farmland Preserved

499

Miles of Stream Habitat Protected

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News and Events

Stevenson Man to Lead State Salmon Recovery Funding Board

Long-time Salmon Recovery Advocate Phil Rockefeller Retires OLYMPIA–The Salmon Recovery Funding Board, which awards about $80 million biennially to projects to improve salmon habitat, will see a change in leadership. Jeff Breckel, 70, from Stevenson, is the new chair of the funding board. Breckel has more than 20 years of experience in salmon recovery, much […]

September 21, 2020Read More

State Awards $18 Million in Grants to Recover Salmon

OLYMPIA–The Salmon Recovery Funding Board today awarded $18 million in grants to organizations around the state to repair rivers, remove barriers blocking fish passage and replant riverbanks in an effort to recover salmon from the brink of extinction. The grants, given annually, went to 91 projects in 29 of the state’s 39 counties. In addition, […]

September 17, 2020Read More

Applications Being Accepted for Grants to Conserve Forests

OLYMPIA–On Sept.1, eligible organizations may begin applying for grants to conserve community forests, the Recreation and Conservation Office announced today. The new state Community Forests Program will offer grants of up to $3 million. But organizations need to hurry. Applications are due Oct. 1. The grants must be used to buy at least 5 acres […]

August 31, 2020Read More
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Economic Analysis of Outdoor Recreation in Washington State

State Recreation and Conservation Plan

State of Salmon in Watersheds

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