12 Months of WWRP: State Lands Development and Renovation

May 21, 2024

The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.

This month’s featured project is Nemah Tidelands Entrance Development located on the ancestral land of the Sq’ʷayáiɬaqtmš (Chehalis), Chinook, Willapa, Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla. Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is using this grant to develop the Nemah Tidelands water access site, located 20 miles south of Raymond, on the eastern shore of Willapa Bay in Pacific County. WDFW is constructing a paved parking area, ADA vault toilet, paved trail that will double as management access, an ADA overlook viewing platform, kiosks, and signs. The primary recreation opportunities provided through this grant are shellfish harvesting, wildlife viewing, fishing, and beach combing. The planned estimated date of completion is December 2026.