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Free Webinars Feb. 14

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) will begin accepting applications in mid-February for grants to build parks, trails, ball fields and boat moorage as well as to conserve wildlife habitat and working farms and forests.

These grants are the largest source of state funding for many of Washington’s outdoor recreation experiences, and one of the few sources of state funding for conserving working farms and forests. This is the only opportunity to apply for these grants until 2026.

RCO is offering four free online workshops Feb. 14 to explain the grant opportunities and application requirements.

“Spending time outside provides so many benefits–from improving your health, both physical and mental, to reducing stress, to increasing performance in school,” said Megan Duffy, RCO’s director. “We think every community should be able to offer these benefits to its residents. This year, we made some changes to our programs to increase opportunities for smaller and underserved communities to be competitive.”

Starting Feb. 14, RCO will begin accepting grant applications for the following types of projects:

Grant applications are due May 1. More information about the grants is available RCO’s website.