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TRAILS — The state budget approved during the special session of the Washington Legislature provides strong funding — $65 million — for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, which in turn funds grants to critically approved projects across the state.
Bids for projects involving the Spokane Centennial Trail and Spokane County Conservation Futures are among the 88 projects the WWRP has approved. Now that fundng is in the budget, some excellent recreation and wildlife projects will be allowed to go forward.
CONSERVATION — Six volunteers are needed to work with the Recreation and Conservation Office in evaluating grant applications for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.
For more than 20 years, the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) has been the state’s primary source of funding for parks, trails, and wildlife habitat and is the only source of state funding for working farms.
Antoine Peak and many of the Spokane County Conservation Futures areas have been secured with help from these funds.
In a historic bipartisan effort by former Governors Dan Evans and Mike Lowry, the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition founded the WWRP in 1989 to address the need for preserving more land for outdoor recreation and wildlife habitat.
The Coalition continues to be the primary advocate and watch dog for the WWRP. In 24 years, the Coalition has leveraged more than $1 billion for projects in every county across the state.
The state Recreation and Conservation Office has released the following requirements for WWRP evaluators:
Applications are available on the RCO’s website. The deadline is June 14, 2013.
Contact: Frances Dinger, 509.590.8111 | firstname.lastname@example.org