Nisqually, Deschutes Rivers Benefit From Funding —

Nisqually, Deschutes Rivers Benefit From Funding

Nisqually Valley News

State Program Will Fund $2.6 Million and $1.5 Million for Wildlife Habitat Protection

Both a $1.5 million project benefiting the Deschutes River and a $2.6 million project benefiting the Nisqually River were funded this past week after the state Legislature agreed to fund the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition.

“Over the last 25 years the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program grant program has invested over a billion dollars in projects that preserve our great outdoors, benefit local communities and help get Washingtonians outside,” said Joanna Grist, Executive Director of the Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, in a press release. “We are grateful that legislative leaders preserved the program’s even-handed approach, which ensures that the best proposals receive public funds. Safeguarding this program is an investment in an outdoor recreation economy that supports nearly 200,000 jobs in Washington.”

 

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