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.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to improve the Ebey Island Unit in the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area in Snohomish County. The department will build a hand-carry boat launch and landing, develop a gravel parking lot, and install fences and gates. The area is used for hunting, non-motorized boating, wildlife viewing, and photography.