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 in Thurston County on the Nisqually River. The scope of this project is to renovate the site to meet or exceed all accessibility standards by installing a new CXT toilet, renovating the pathways, repairing the fishing rail and rod holders, replacing the fishing shelter, placing rip rap or sheet pile edging on river, renovating the parking area, placing barrier rock protection, and installing fencing and wheel stops. The primary outdoor recreation opportunities provided at this location include bankside river fishing, wildlife viewing, and photography.