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, 2023
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, 2022
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, 2022
Governor Appoints Spokane Fish Biologist to Salmon Board

OLYMPIA–Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Joe Maroney, a life-long salmon advocate, to serve on the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board, which awards grants for restoration projects statewide. “Joe Maroney will be a great addition to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board,” said Gov. Jay Inslee. “Having worked for the Kalispel Tribe of Indians […]

October 24, 2022
Washingtonians Encouraged to Participate in
Orca Recovery Day Saturday

OLYMPIA–The state’s orca recovery coordinator encourages people to spend Saturday making the environment better for endangered Southern Resident orcas. “Saturday is Orca Recovery Day,” said Tara Galuska, the Governor’s orca recovery coordinator. “It’s a chance for all of us to take a minute or a few hours doing something that will help orcas. It can […]

October 12, 2022
State Board Awards Nearly $76 Million in Grants to Recover Salmon

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board today announced the award of nearly $76 million in grants across the state to help ensure the survival of salmon in Washington. The board also approved an additional $58 million in grant requests for 55 projects through the Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration program once funding is approved […]

September 26, 2022