The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Spokane County and the city of Cheney for their outstanding wildlife and recreation projects. The two Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) grants were Spokane County’s project to conserve wildlife habitat on Antoine Peak and the city of Cheney’s project to develop baseball and softball fields.
Excerpt: “Both of these projects are great examples of what the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program aims to achieve,” said Kaleen Cottingham, director of the Recreation and Conservation Office, which administers the grant program. “Using these grants, Spokane County will be able to conserve valuable land for wildlife, hikers and other recreationists, and protect a water recharging source for the city’s drinking water supply. Cheney will be able to provide some great ball fields, helping that community supply a much needed place for its residents to enjoy the great outdoors.”