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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Governor Appoints Local Parks Director to Statewide Recreation Board

OLYMPIA–Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Trang Lam, the director of the Camas Parks and Recreation Department, to the state Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. The Recreation and Conservation Funding Board awards about $200 million in grants every 2 years to local governments, tribes, nonprofits and state and federal agencies to create outdoor recreation opportunities, such […]

January 17, 2023Read More

Salmon and Orca Recovery Grants Awarded

OLYMPIA–Salmon and hungry orcas are about to get a helping hand from state and federal grants announced today. The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board yesterday approved nearly $18 million in grants for four large restoration projects around the state. The grants will restore land along rivers in Kittitas and Okanogan Counties, conserve habitat next […]

December 8, 2022Read More

The State Wants Your Comments on Recreation Plan

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is seeking public comments on a draft statewide recreation and conservation plan. The plan is meant to guide decision-makers when they prioritize recreation and conservation investments during the next 6 years. The plan includes four priorities, with more than 30 actions to implement them. “This plan provides the […]

November 29, 2022Read More
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