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.
WDFW will use this grant for the Nemah Tidelands Entrance Development Project, located approximately twenty miles south of Raymond, on the eastern shore of Willapa Bay in Pacific County. This State Land Development project is an immediate follow-up to the purchase of the property, funded by a 2018 RCO Water Access grant (#18-1344A). It has been designed primarily to improve public access to the Nemah Tidelands and opportunity for the public harvest of hard shell clams and oysters. The project would entail the installation of a paved, 16 stall parking area, a vault toilet, a paved maintenance road and walking trail from the cliff to the beach. All project features are designed to be ADA compliant from WA-101 to the cliff overlooking Willapa Beach and the Pacific Ocean. A viewing platform will also be strategically placed near the cliff and within line of site with the beach, allowing for the harvest of shellfish with a disability permit and is an important feature of this project.