Established by citizen Initiative 215, the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board helps finance recreation and conservation projects throughout the state. The eight-member board consists of five citizens appointed by the Governor, and three state agency directors.

Since its creation in 1964, the board has improved the state’s quality of life through its investment of public funds in parks, trails, beaches, boating facilities, wildlife habitat, natural areas, and working farms and forests.

Recreation and Conservation Funding Board Mission

Provide leadership and funding to help our partners protect and enhance Washington’s natural and recreational resources for current and future generations.


  • We help our partners protect, restore, and develop habitat and recreation opportunities that benefit people, fish and wildlife, and ecosystems.
  • We achieve a high level of accountability in managing the resources and responsibilities entrusted to us.
  • We deliver successful projects by inviting competition and by using broad public participation and feedback, monitoring, assessment, and adaptive management.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement