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 redevelop the water access site known as the Nisqually Handicap Water Access Site on the Nisqually River in Thurston County. The department will install a new toilet, renovate the pathways, repair the fishing rail and rod holders, replace the fishing shelter, place riprap or sheet pile edging on the river, renovate the parking area, place barrier rocks, and install fences and wheel stops. The site is used for fishing from the bank, wildlife viewing, and photography.