The City of Mount Vernon received special recognition
(MOUNT VERNON)— The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office will recognize the City of Mount Vernon at a special presentation tonight for their project to build a waterfront trail.
The city’s project to build the Skagit Riverwalk, a trail that runs along the Skagit River in downtown Mount Vernon, was the top ranked project in the trails category of the statewide Washington Wildlife and Recreation Grant Program.
The city also successfully competed for a second state grant in the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account program.
Together, the two grants provided more than $1.28 million dollars in state funding for the Skagit Riverwalk.
Peter Mayer of the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, which funds the grants, will present the Mount Vernon City Council will a symbolic over-sized check at their meeting tonight at 6 o’clock in Council Chambers at the Police/Court Campus at 1805 Continental Place.