Editorial: Parks Grant Program Needs Full Funding from State

August 2, 2018

Another awesome editorial in the Everett Herald about WWRP and the $130 million request!

Excerpt: The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, which assists the state Recreation and Conservation Office with the program, recently announced it will request $130 million in a list of projects. Even $130 million only goes so far. More than 120 local, state, tribal and nonprofit groups submitted more than 273 project applications that totaled $197 million. The coalition currently is evaluating that list and ranking it based on criteria that includes community support, immediate threat by development, enhancement of habitat, quality of views, diversity of uses, public demand and other criteria.

In Snohomish and Island counties, the program has provided more than $90 million in funding that has been matched nearly 2-for-1.

Read the full article in the Everett Herald!