Blaine Marine Park and California Creek Estuary Park projects receive grants

July 19, 2021

Two Blaine projects have been greenlighted, thanks to recent grants the state allocated to the Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 (BBBPRD2) and the city of Blaine.

Washington state’s Recreation and Conservation Funding Board announced 342 grants totaling $164 million to go toward recreation, conservation and to protect forests and farms. The competitive grants, announced June 30 by the state recreation and conservation, are given every two years and were given from 10 state recreation and conservation grant programs.

“These grants are fundamental to keeping Washington the beautiful state it is,” governor Jay Inslee said in a statement. “The funding comes from state and federal sources and is invested in hundreds of projects to give our kids places to play, ensure our food is grown close to home and keep our green spaces healthy for wildlife.”

Of the $4,889,260 awarded in Whatcom County, about $1 million went toward two Blaine and Birch Bay projects. Read the full article here