RCO boards set the policies for what kinds of projects are funded. The meetings are open to the public and you are encouraged to participate in person, by sending in written comments, or by serving on an advisory committee.Boards
Advisory committees made up of citizens like you, with knowledge of outdoor recreation and wildlife habitat, review and score grant applications. They also provide advise on policy changes, legislative issues, and statewide planning.Advisory Committees
Grant proposals are online for all to review and grants are awarded in public meetings. Check out the board meeting and grant schedule pages for meeting dates and look for details on your favorite project in Project Search.Find a Project
OLYMPIA–Barriers will be removed for migrating salmon, trees will be planted to shade rivers and stream habitat will be improved thanks to a new round of salmon recovery grants announced today. The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Puget Sound Partnership announced the award of 150 grants in 29 counties, culminating in a […]Read More
OLYMPIA– The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) is looking for people to help decide where millions of dollars should be invested in Washington’s parks, trails and other outdoor recreation amenities. RCO is recruiting nearly 50 volunteers to fill positions on 19 advisory committees that evaluate grant applications and score proposals for parks, trails, […]Read More
OLYMPIA–The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is looking for comments on a new program that will provide grants to increase youth access to community athletic facilities. The new Community Outdoor Athletic Facilities program will provide grants to buy land and develop or renovate youth outdoor athletic facilities in communities that lack recreational opportunities and […]Read More
Funding to buy, protect, and restore shorelines and tidelands and to provide public access to the waterfront
Funding to buy, develop, and renovate facilities for motorized boats
Funding to develop or renovate facilities targeting recreational boats 26 feet and larger
Funding to correct barriers to fish passage
Funding to buy and restore working forests and create recreational opportunities in forests
Funding to improve access to outdoor athletic facilities.
Funding to conserve and restore Puget Sound shorelines
Funding to small forest landowners to repair or remove fish passage barriers
Funding to acquire, develop, and renovate firearm and archery training and practice facilities
Funding to buy and improve parks, trails, wildlife lands, and other outdoor recreation resources
Funding to address maintenance backlogs for key local parks facilities.
Funding for outdoor environmental-based education and recreation programs serving youth.
Funding for education and law enforcement on backcountry trails and in off-road vehicle parks
Funding for backcountry trails and off-road vehicle parks
Funding for educational experiences for Washington public school students who are traditionally underserved in science and outdoor learning opportunities.
Funding to plan projects in communities that lack adequate outdoor recreation opportunities.
Funding to rehabilitate and maintain backcountry recreational trails and facilities and to educate users about trail safety or environmental protection.
Funding to protect and restore salmon habitat.
Funding and technical assistance for community resiliency, restoration, and protection efforts along Washington’s coast.
Funding to conserve farmland
Funding to preserve working forests
Funding to conserve wildlife habitat and restore sensitive state-owned lands
Funding for developing and improving local and state parks and trails, and providing access to the waterfront
Funding to buy land and develop or renovate outdoor athletic facilities