Blanchard State Forest Sustainable Toilets

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources will use this grant for campground and trailhead restroom development in the Blanchard State Forest, located in western Skagit County. Development costs will include A&E, permitting, purchase and installation of 2 sustainable toilets at the existing Lily and Lizard Lake backcountry campgrounds and 1 toilet facility at the existing Blanchard Upper Trailhead parking area. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project will be improved recreational user experience and reduce environmental impacts associated with the increase in public use to the Blanchard State Forest.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $90,400.00 Applicant Match: $41,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Skagit Legislative District: 40 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1256

Location Details

Start at Interstate 5 exit 240. Go North on Samish Lake Rd for 0.5 miles. Turn left on Barrel Springs Rd, go approximately 1.0 miles and turn right on Blanchard B-1000Rd. Go 1.5 miles to Blanchard Upper Trailhead parking lot.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.