Trail Development Projects
Parks Created and Improved
Acres of Farmland Preserved
Miles of Stream Habitat Protected
Funding Source: Land and Water Conservation Fund
Recipient: Metro Parks Tacoma
The Tacoma Metropolitan Park District will use this grant to develop open park space on about 11 acres at Point Defiance Park, located on a peninsula at the northernmost point in the city. The primary recreation opportunities provided by the project will be walking, picnicking and sightseeing. This will be created by converting a former industrial site into an open greenspace. Amenities include walking trails, site furnishings, restrooms, lighting, signage and landscaping.
Recipient: Jefferson County
The Jefferson County Department of Public Works used a grant to remove a large steel pipe that carried Salmon Creek under West Uncas Road and was a barrier to migrating. In its place, the department built an 80-foot-long bridge over the creek, doubling the available spawning habitat for salmon. Jefferson County contributed $164,872 in cash and a federal grant and $788,800 in a previously awarded salmon recovery grant.
Funding Source: Boating Facilities Program
Recipient: Port of Grays Harbor
Location: 28th St. Hoquiam, WA 98550
The Port of Grays Harbor used a grant to improve the 28th Street Landing boat launch. The boat launch was in severe disrepair. The Port replaced and widened the boat ramp, added an additional boarding float, paved the main parking lot, added a permanent restroom, graveled the remaining parking area, and added lighting to improve safety in the parking area. The Port of Grays Harbor contributed $275,000 in cash and donations of cash.
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The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board today announced the award of $26.1 million in grants for projects across the state aimed at bringing salmon back from the brink of extinction. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the board’s creation and the suite of projects announced today brings the total amount of salmon recovery since […]December 16, 2019Read More
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