Investing in Washington's Great Outdoors

281,687

Miles of Trail Created and Maintained

2,083

Parks Created and Improved

20,504

Acres of Farmland Preserved

16,030

Miles of Stream and Shoreline Conserved

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Impact since 1967
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State Seeks Grant Proposals to Remove Barriers to Fish Migration

Informational Webinar Oct. 27 OLYMPIA–The Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board will accept grant proposals beginning in November for projects to remove barriers that prevent salmon and steelhead from swimming upstream. The board will host an online workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27 to highlight changes to the grant program and […]

October 19, 2021Read More

State Asking for Public Comments on Recreation

Washington State’s Recreation and Conservation Office is asking people to help determine how funding should be spent by taking a survey about what kind of outdoor recreation they do. The State is updating its statewide recreation and conservation plan, which includes a state trails plan, to unlock grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. […]

October 13, 2021Read More

State Officials Ask for Public’s Help in Tracking the Invasive Tree-of-Heaven

State agencies are asking the public to report an invasive tree called tree-of-heaven throughout October to help prevent the introduction of a harmful insect, the spotted lanternfly. The Washington Invasive Species Council, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board and other agencies are asking the public to look in their […]

September 29, 2021Read More
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